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A Day Like Today For Than Three Decades, Millions Of Britons Have Woken To The Sound Of John Humphrys VoiceAs Presenter Of Radio S Today, The Nation S Most Popular News Programme, He Is Famed For His Tough Interviewing, His Deep Misgivings About Authority In Its Many Forms And His Passionatecommitment To A Variety Of CausesA Day Like Today Charts John S Journey From The Poverty Of His Post War Childhood In Cardiff, Leaving School At Fifteen, To The Summits Of Broadcasting Humphrys Was The BBC S Youngest Foreign Correspondent He Was The First Reporter At The Catastrophe Of Aberfan, An Experience That Marked Him For Ever He Was In The White House When Richard Nixon Became The First American President To Resign In South Africa During The Dying Years Of Apartheid And In War Zones Around The Globe Throughout His Career John Was Also The First Journalist To Present The Nine O Clock News On TelevisionHumphrys Pulls No Punches And Now, Freed From The Restrictions Of Being A BBC Journalist, He Reflects On The Politicians He Has Interrogated And The Controversies He Has Reported On And Been Involved In, Including The Interview That Forced The Resignation Of His Own Boss, The Director General In Typically Candid Style, He Also Weighs In On The Role The BBC Itself Has Played In Our National Life For Good And Ill And The Broader Health Of The Political System TodayA Day Like Today Is Both A Sharp, Shrewd Memoir And A Backstage Account Of The Great Newsworthy Moments In Recent History From The Voice Behind The Country S Most Authoritative Microphone

4 thoughts on “A Day Like Today

  1. says:

    I ve always had pretty mixed feelings about John Humphrys but I have changed my mind about him after reading his outstanding autobiography, the main focus of which is the 33 years he has spent as presenter on the Today programme on Radio 4 A Day Like Today is packed with interest, accounts of his memorable interviews and funny stories and anecdotes.As one would expect

  2. says:

    I may well be alone, or certainly very nearly so in reading this book having neither seen nor heard its author broadcasting How much that is an advantage or disadvantage I m uncertain You can judge for yourselves.For me the book was enormously enjoyable stimulating, fresh, often witty and candid I came to this not long after reading Jeremy Paxman s autobiography, which

  3. says:

    The highly paid Humphreys has at last retired after 50 years at the BBC John was an example of someone you love or hate Clearly, as this book shows, he is very fond of himself He reveals that after drinking the night before he once interviewed on the Today programme a political party leader and forgot their name.Surprisingly, he also reveals he is an angry man Many pay t

  4. says:

    I found the first 60% of the book very interesting and informative.Being 13 months older than John, from very similar circumstances although I was brought up in Horwich near Bolton Lancs and not Wales.I could relat to his earlier living conditions etc, etc.The book brought back many good memories.However, I regret that the remaining 40% of the book to be, not only difficu

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