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Good Evening, Friends: A Broadcaster Shares His Life (Hardcover)
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Houston’s beloved broadcaster Dave Ward first joined ABC’s KTRK-Channel 13 in 1966 and today hosts “Dave Ward’s Houston,” a series that explores the people, places, and events that make this city so special. Ward, known for being “the most trusted voice in Houston,” held the 2016 Guinness Book of World Records title as longest-running local TV-news anchor at the same TV station in a major market.
Good Evening, Friends covers his legendary 60-year career as radio and TV newsman in Houston. It takes readers on the news set and behind the scenes of America’s most successful local news team, including his personal history with Marvin Zindler; shares his escapes from death, including 1974 motorcycle crash, 2003 car crash, and 2016 heart attack; chronicles the growth and development of the U.S. space program; invites readers to experience life on the road with the Houston Oilers during the “Luv Ya Blue” era; and provides candid revelations of his personal struggles.
About the Author
Jim McGrath began his writing career at The White House from 1991 to 1993 and later served as spokesman and speechwriter for former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush. McGrath is the author of Heartbeat: George Bush in His Own Words and co-writer of former Commerce Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr.’s family memoirs Going to Windward.
Dave Ward, who first joined ABC’s KTRK-Channel 13 in 1966, today hosts “Dave Ward’s Houston,” a series on ABC13 that explores the people, places, and events that make Houston so special. Ward, known for being “the most trusted voice in Houston,” held the Guinness World Records title as the longest-running local TV-news anchor at the same TV station in a major market. In addition to his experience covering major events, Ward provides Houstonians with an understanding of the booms and busts on the way to becoming the US’ 4th largest and most diverse city.