Reading Ted Koppel’s Off Camera, a daily journal he kept during the year 1999, with a backdrop of Monica Lewinsky, Clinton impeachment, crisis in Yugoslavia, etc. Koppel was one of the last national journalists who wasn’t an ideologue — what we have instead today among prominent media types.
Running throughout the book is an amused and somewhat sardonic view of American life and politics. Koppel — a gifted writer as well as a penetrating and objective journalist. Too bad we don’t have more like him today. Things don’t always get better.