ISBN 9780857500007,Live From Downing Street : The Inside Story Of Politics, Power And The Media

Live From Downing Street : The Inside Story Of Politics, Power And The Media


Nick Robinson


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780857500007

ISBN-10 0857500007


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

Politics & government

The relationship between politicians and broadcasters has always been fraught with tension. Today, every word and act of those who wield power is instantly broadcast and dissected on 24-hour rolling news channels, blogs and Twitter. But in the past, broadcasters were banned by law from debating anything newsworthy and Parliament imprisoned those who dared to report what MPs had said. Since that censorship ended, the two sides have clashed repeatedly. Live from Downing Street takes us on an absorbing journey through the history of this power struggle, dwelling in fascinating detail on the charismatic key players from radio and television the Dimblebys, Day, Frost, Walden, Paxman, Humphrys and those who fought back Churchill, Wilson, Thatcher and Blair. As the BBCs Political Editor, Nick Robinson is uniquely placed to add his own perceptive insights into the controversial issue of impartial reporting, providing a colourful and gripping account of the hard fought battles for the right to tell the public about the decisions taken on their behalf.