Trident Booksellers and Cafe is delighted to welcome Bill Sanderson as he reads from and signs his new book, Bulletins from Dallas.
Bulletins from Dallas is an in-depth look at one of the Twentieth Century’s star reporters and his biggest story. The world stopped and held its breath at 12:34 p.m. Central Time on November 22, 1963, when Merriman Smith’s report of gunshots in Dallas clattered across the United Press International news wires. Smith told his editors the news over only radiotelephone available to reporters in Dallas while an angry competitor from the Associated Press punched him and tried to grab the phone away. Most people think Walter Cronkite delivered the news to America – but Cronkite read from Smith’s dispatch. Smith went on to win a Pulitzer Prize for the remarkable eyewitness story he wrote of everything he did and saw that day. But Smith’s biggest scoop foreshadowed his personal downfall.
Bill Sanderson was a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years. I worked at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire from 1981 to 1985 and at the Bergen Record in New Jersey from 1985 to 1996. He reported for the New York Post from 1996 to 2013, and today is an editor on the Post’s Sunday editions. His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch.com, and Politico New York. He graduated from Tufts University in 1981, and lives in New York City.