TODAY: A History of Our World Through 60 Years


TODAY: A History of Our World Through 60 Years

EDITED BY EDWARD STOURTON    Book Number: 89089    Product format: Hardback

With forewords by Nick Robinson and Martha Kearney, BBC Radio 4's Today programme is celebrated in this first ever book about the iconic programme with 60 world-changing stories as they were broadcast. It includes never-before-seen colour images from the programme including John Humphrys broadcasting from Basra in Iraq, 2008, and current and former presenters gathering for a special 60th anniversary edition, and one of James Naughtie's last programme as presenter in 2015. The flagship radio news and current affairs programme brings listeners in-depth reporting on war, rebellion, political transformation, conflict and security, art, culture, sport, social change, the natural world, science and technology. From the fall of the Berlin Wall and the anti-Apartheid Movement to 9/11 and the Rise of Islamic State, from the Rushdie Affair to the emergence of Brit Art, and from space exploration to tomorrow's world of artificial intelligence and machine learning, key figures within the book include Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Stephen Hawking and Barack Obama. In an era of fake news, echo chambers and new fault lines in global politics, millions of listeners tune in to Today each morning to help them make sense of the world around them. With this beautifully heavyweight bestselling hardback, now first time discounted and with an introduction by Sarah Sands, the Editor, here is the sound of history being made. Live on air, from Greenham Common, Poll Tax disobedience, electoral upsets, hunger strikes, gay rights, the act of acting, British space endeavour, grammar schools (a tale of love and hate) to liberalising drugs and beyond, here is the soundtrack of the last few decades of our lives. 512pp, colour photos, page marker.
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ISBN 9781788400374
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