HDNet correspondent and former ABC News correspondent Greg Dobbs discusses his new memoir, Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out (iUniverse, 2009), with Joseph Planta; they discuss the great Paul Harvey, interviewing Muammar Gaddafi, Gary Gilmore, the current state of journalism, and more.
|Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out by Greg Dobbs. (iUniverse, 2009) Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Life in the Wrong Lane|
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
There’s a great new book out, if you’re interested in going into journalism or, if you’re like me, interested in journalism. It’s called Life in the Wrong Lane: Why Journalists Go in When Everyone Else Wants Out. It’s by Greg Dobbs, who for 23 years was with ABC News, as a producer and later as a correspondent. He reported overseas from Europe during the Cold War to Iran, Afghanistan, and Libya, among others. In the United States he was there when Gary Gilmore was executed, and he was at Wounded Knee. What fascinated me the most, was that he began his career with the recently departed, the fine broadcaster Paul Harvey. Greg Dobbs is a winner of two Emmy Awards, and is a correspondent for HDNet’s World Report. The book, Life in the Wrong Lane is published by iUniverse. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Greg Dobbs; Good morning, Mr. Dobbs.