MEMORIAL FOR A FALLEN SOLDIER

MEMORIAL FOR A FALLEN SOLDIER

The man stepped across to the telephone pole and yanked a cord. As he did, the cloth fell away and you could see a piece of dark wood with gold letters and two little crossed flags, also some flowers.

COLLEGE YEARS

COLLEGE YEARS

Inside, the arches and columns gave an overwhelming impression of accountability, responsibility. Fittingly the church was named for that most solid of saints - St. Joseph, bedrock of the Holy Family.

VIETNAM

VIETNAM

The ground around us erupts in earth fountains - mud and metal flying every direction. Two, maybe three machine gunners up there, too. I am not feeling good about this.

NEWSPAPER CITY ROOM

NEWSPAPER CITY ROOM

The noise is what got to you. Typewriters, teletypes, phones, shouting, the infernal PA, the exercise bike screeching next to the rowing machine, for some unaccountable reason the two named Harold and Maude. 

COVERING THE GULF WAR

COVERING THE GULF WAR

As it withdrew, the Iraqi Army was setting fire to Kuwait’s oil fields. Pillars of fire ringed the horizon - dense, oily smoke blackening the daytime sky.  “A glimpse into hell,” I told our viewers.

THE LTN LOCAL NEWS WITH PAUL BERNARD

THE LTN LOCAL NEWS WITH PAUL BERNARD

The sweep second hand was at fifteen... ten... five...  As the ON-AIR sign lit, I’m thinking, this is the first night of the rest of my life. 

FUNDAMENTALISM

FUNDAMENTALISM

The true believer is afire. ‘Born again’ is not merely a slogan. It is once more to be young, passionate for sharing the life-transforming gift, whatever it may be.

THE TWIN TOWERS ATTACKED

THE TWIN TOWERS ATTACKED

At 9:59 the screams begin. “THE BUILDING’S COMING DOWN!!” Slowly the South Tower settles on itself, falling... falling... a grinding, screeching cry, the great building in its death throes.

BUSH-CHENEY-RUMSFELD

BUSH-CHENEY-RUMSFELD

“How about another war to rally the country behind its faltering leader? Trade tough Afghanistan for a place we’ve been before, where, as Donald Rumsfeld puts it, there are a lot more targets.”

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A COURAGEOUS NEWSMAN DARES TO SPEAK OUT ABOUT THE PARTISAN DIVISION PLAGUING AMERICA. Overcoming disabling injuries, Vietnam vet Paul Bernard  becomes an award-winning journalist and television newsman known for holding a mirror to American society.  Long critical of the radical right, after 9/11 Bernard attacks the Bush administration for Osama bin Laden’s escape and leading the nation into a disastrous war. On assignment in Iraq, he is killed under suspicious circumstances. Interwoven with the account of Bernard’s life is an interview of his mentor, Professor Augustus F.X. Flynn, by a magazine writer profiling him.Frustrated by Washington’s inaction, the two set out to discover who is behind the killing.

Book One tells of Paul Bernard’s Canadian immigrant roots, the patriotic and religious intensity of the early years, his coming of age. Then through the devastation of Vietnam to recovery and return, immersion in the New York newspaper scene. By now a noted commentator on Big Oil and critic of America’s Middle East dependency, Bernard’s experiences as a correspondent in Paris and Moscow are related in Book Two, his coverage of the great year 1989 in Europe, the Gulf War and the growing partisan divide in America. Bernard’s move to TV news is marked by bitter clashes with the radical right, culminating in his controversial stance against the Iraq War and the dramatic final events of the story.

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