Inside Media: David Westin

June 09, 2012
Location: Knight TV Studio

Guest: David Westin

In March 1997 when David Westin became president of ABC News, TV journalism was entering a time of great changes. Cable networks were proliferating, the Internet was emerging and the dominance of the big three networks was fading. Meanwhile, Cold War America was enjoying an era of peace and prosperity. It appeared that all the important news was behind us.

For the next 13 years until 2010, Westin presided over some of the most important, thrilling and perplexing events in history. His new memoir, "Exit Interview," provides a behind-the-scenes look at his tenure and the major news that marked it.

Before joining the news division, Westin served as president of ABC Television Network Group and president of production for ABC.

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