Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Paperback)
"A monument to journalistic excellence.... Highly recommended " --Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite and American Moonshot
With a New Foreword by the Author
Don't ask the meaning of life. Life is asking, what's the meaning of you?
With this provocative question, Truth Worth Telling introduces us to unforgettable people who discovered the meaning of their lives in the historic events of our times.
A 60 Minutes correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley writes as a witness to events that changed our world. In moving, detailed prose, he stands with firefighters at the collapsing World Trade Center on 9/11, advances with American troops in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, and reveals private moments with presidents (and would-be presidents) he's known for decades.
Above all, Truth Worth Telling explores how the values of individuals change the course of history.
"In his debut, Pelley combines memoir, exposition, and exhortation to chronicle his long and honored career.... Piercing tributes to values and those who embody them mixed with crisp, detailed accounts of reporting in highly hazardous locations." --Kirkus Reviews
"Pelley's narratives are a riveting blend of investigative reporting, color commentary, and personal reminiscence; they make a convincing case for why journalism still matters." --Publishers Weekly, starred review.