The Evening News Author:Arthur Hailey From the dust jacket: "Hailey, as always the master storyteller, takes us inside the studios, newsrooms, back rooms, and worldwide bureaus of CBA-TV where two major news figures-anchorman Crawford Sloane and 'Big Foot' correspondent Harry Partridge-compete, and sometimes feud, with each other. — Their long-standing rivalry begins in Vietnam where... more » both are ambitious TV correspondents and in love with the same woman-attractive, strong-minded Jessica, a U.S. information officer. In the end, Sloane wins Jessica and the CBA News anchor desk.
Partridge continues onward to correspondent stardom until Sloane, beset by a desperate family crisis, pleads for his former adversary's aid. The crisis involves drug-financed terrorism imported to America from Peru, and both men are catapulted suddenly from their role as reporters to action on the world's stage. The acquisition of CIA network by a conglomerate giant, Golbanic Industries.
Globanic's ruthless, ironhanded president, Margot Lloyd-Mason, has a dominant concern-to improve the financial 'bottom line' no matter what the human cost. Amid promises to keep CBA News independent and respect television's public obligations, she in fact does neither.
The foreign leader-code name Miguel-has his own agenda for CBA which includes a plan to dominate the airwaves in an extremist revolutionary cause."« less