ABC News has been around for 75 years. In celebration of this, a deluxe 224-page book celebrating the history and achievements has been published by Disney Press. Filled with photos of famous faces, newsworthy events, and spotlights on key on-air personalities, this beautiful coffee table book commemorates 75 years of ABC News excellence.
ABC News: 75 Years in the Making covers the behind the scenes stories of how the news was reported, from the beginning. The book opens with a foreword by David Muir, which was written at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which segues into the first chapter highlighting the news of 2020, discussing the pandemic and how ABC News covered it. After that, the story goes back to the very beginning, 1945, and explains how ABC came to be a network and how news evolved from radio to TV. Each subsequent chapter in the book covers a decade, showcasing memorable stories and the faces that covered them.
- ABC News: 75 Years in the Making
- Written by John Baxter; Foreword by David Muir
- page count: 224
- price: $50
I will admit I was caught off guard when sent this book to review. At first glance, I thought it may have been about historical events, but that is not the case. ABC News: 75 Years in the Making highlights the evolution of journalism within the network. This coffee table book is surprisingly very interesting. I really enjoyed looking through the photos of past news anchors, covering some of the most important news events of our lives.
disclosure: I was sent this book in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.