We’re betting that “50 Years After Vietnam: Lessons and Letters from the War I Hated Fighting” doesn’t chronicle the budget battles, personnel headaches and corporate BS that news directors traditionally have to deal with in their careers.
In fact, we are told that Bill Lord, once upon a time the news director at Tegna’s WUSA, among others, wrote the book to share his stories of being a young draftee shipped over to Vietnam.
Lord uses excerpts from letters he wrote back home to illustrate the overall mindset of the young soldiers who fought alongside him.
He’ll mark the publication of his book at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Friday, November 9.
Perhaps in his next book, he’ll share some insider stories about his news director days in Los Angeles, Seattle and Nashville, plus his time at both WJLA and WUSA in the nation’s capital.