Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times (Original)

Scott Pelley (Author)


A monument to journalistic excellence.... Highly recommended " --Douglas Brinkley, author of Cronkite and American Moonshot
An inspiring memoir from the frontlines of history by the award-winning 60 Minutes correspondent.
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. Pelley also offers a resounding defense of free speech and a free press as the rights that guarantee all others.
Above all, Truth Worth Telling offers a collection of inspiring tales that reminds us of the importance of values in uncertain times. For readers who believe that values matter and that truth is worth telling, Pelley writes, "I have written this book for you."

Product Details

$26.99  $24.83
Hanover Square Press
Publish Date
May 21, 2019
6.1 X 1.7 X 9.0 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Scott Pelley has been a reporter and photographer more than 45 years. He is best known for his work on 60 Minutes and as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Pelley's work has been recognized with 3 duPont-Columbia Awards, 3 Peabody Awards, the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and 37 Emmy Awards. Pelley is the most awarded correspondent in the history of 60 Minutes. He has been married to the love of his life, Jane, for 35 years. They have 2 children.


Praise for Truth Worth Telling

"Scott Pelley doesn't just get the story. He gets the point." --New York Daily News

"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

"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

"A passionate defense of the role of journalism in maintaining democracy... In an era when journalism and journalists are under attack, this is a reminder of the power of story to recognize the best in each of us and society." --Library Journal

"Cognizant of the current state of distrust of the media, veteran newsman Pelley focuses on universal human traits as he examines the essential role of journalists to hold a mirror to our better angels and, at times, worst enemies.... It is in his advice to young journalists that Pelley's wisdom shines brightest, for he is a fervent advocate of the honor and necessity of a free and intrepid press." --Booklist

"Scott Pelley's Truth Worth Telling is a monument to journalistic excellence. In riveting prose Pelley recounts how covering the 9/11 tragedy and Middle Eastern wars has forever changed his world perspective. His personal stories about the enduring power of the First Amendment, 60 Minutes, and U.S. Presidential history are priceless. Highly recommended!" -Douglas Brinkley, Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University, and author of Cronkite

Praise for Scott Pelley

"The most well-qualified and proven television journalist ever to ascend to the anchor job." --Columbia Journalism Review

"The legacy of Edward R. Murrow lives in the daring, long-range investigations of Scott Pelley." --Washington Times

"Genuine gravitas and commitment to his craft." --Variety

"Pelley's tenure has been marked by his intelligent, truth-seeking approach to the news, pulling no punches while still remaining impartial." --Washington Post