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Finding a job in any field in this day of age has become very competitive In the broadcasting industry the competition among applicants for a job has become increasingly tougher The broadcasting field has become one of the most competitive and cut-throat businesses for college students to get into It is easy to think when you are a child that you want to become the next Peter Jennings or Marv Albert However the reality of becoming one of the top flight broadcasters in this field is not as easy as many think Many people who go into the field of broadcasting do not realize the amount of work dedication and most importantly luck it takes to make it in this business The book that I have read is A Reporters Life Walter Cronkite This is a biography of perhaps the greatest television broadcaster in the service of bringing news to America and the rest of the world Walter Cronkite has had votes cast in his favor for most influential decision-makers in America and the most trusted man in America Cronkite has been affectionately nicknamed Old Iron Pants for his unflappability under pressure Mr Cronkites accomplishments -- both on-air and off -- have won him acclaim and trust from journalism colleagues and the American public alike However just as everyone else in the industry has paid their dues Cronkite is no different He did not graduate high school or college and find himself at CBS Cronkite dedicated his life to the success he has achieved Cronkite started his career in Houston as a campus correspondent for the Houston Post He started his career at a small struggling new station in Kansas City He did play-by-play football for them by what was called telegraph report He was then lucky enough to get a job for the United Press and all of a sudden was in the midst of covering World War II He was sent overseas
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