Walter's perspective : a memoir of fifty years in Chicago TV news / Walter Jacobson ; with a foreword by Bill Kurtis.
Author: Jacobson, Walter, 1937-
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c2012.
ISBN: 9780809331123 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0809331128 (hbk. : alk. paper)
Description: xiv, 181 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Jacobson, Walter, 1937-
Television journalists Illinois Chicago Biography.
Journalists Illinois Chicago Biography.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Once a Cubs fan -- I'm a legman -- The city news bureau, Queen Elizabeth, and me -- Jacobson vs. Royko -- New to tv: from JFK to Muhammad Ali -- The first Mayor Daley -- My mouth runneth over -- From reporter to commentator -- From commentator to anchor! -- Heat from Jesse Jackson -- Madame mayor -- Bill Kurtis and the golden age of tv news -- Brown and Williamson vs. Walter Jacobson -- A new mayor, a controversial minister, and an old nemesis -- Council wars and newsroom woes -- Another Mayor Daley and another tv station -- Blago, Barack, and my orchestrated exit -- Good-bye to Fox -- The ups and downs of celebrity -- Yanked from retirement -- Epilogue.