The Geraldo Show: A Memoir by Geraldo RiveraThe Geraldo Show: A Memoir by Geraldo Rivera

The Geraldo Show: A Memoir

byGeraldo Rivera

Hardcover | April 3, 2018

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During my half a century in public life, my image and reputation have had more ups and downs than theCycloneroller coaster at Coney Island. I have been called savior and sinner, fool and wise man, crusader and exploiter, hothead and dope. I am routinely scorned, admired, beloved, and belittled—which one is usually based on when the viewer tuned in. Were you around for my early days as a crusading local newsman? Did you waste an evening with me inside Al Capone's empty vault? Were you watching when the bombs dropped in Afghanistan or Iraq, or did you tune in to the raucous talk show when my nose was broken in the best television studio brawl ever caught on tape?

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and my employment by the conservative rabble-rousers of Fox News—and, more recently, with the coming of the Age of Trump—my professional life has been even more difficult to define. How could a sincerely progressive native-born Jew-Rican New Yorker like me ever work for an outfit better suited to the vibes of Orange County, California, the Dixie, Appalachia, or the Mountain West? How could I not condemn and obstruct a wrecking ball like Donald Trump?

Over five decades, I have met most of the era's good and bad guys, from Ronald Reagan to Charles Manson, Fidel Castro to Yasser Arafat, Muhammad Ali to John Lennon, and Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. Two figure heavily in this book, both longtime friends: Roger Ailes, the disgraced yet undeniably brilliant creator of Fox News; and Donald Trump, once a flamboyant playboy, billionaire businessman, and now 45th President of the United States.

At the vigorous twilight of a long and largely improvised life lived in plain sight, I have little left to prove. Faced with a series of random chances, for better and worse, what I made of my life is what I made of those chances. Time has enlightened and humbled me.


Geraldo Rivera

One of America's most enduring broadcasters, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalistGeraldo Riverais a Fox News correspondent-at-large and host of breaking news specials, theGeraldo Rivera Reports. He also provides weekly reporting and commentary for FNC'sFox and FriendsandHannity. A native New Yorker outraged by the terror attacks o...
Title:The Geraldo Show: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:380 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1944648909

ISBN - 13:9781944648909


Table of Contents




Chapter 1: Roger & Me


Chapter 2: Willowbrook, OJ, and the Semen-Stained Dress


Chapter 3: 9/11 Changed Everything


Chapter 4: Afghanistan and the Devil's Workshop


Chapter 5: Mistake in Tora Bora


Chapter 6:  Tour of Terror


Chapter 7: Warrior Jew Heads to the Unholy Land


Chapter 8:  Facing Tora Bora


Chapter 9: Geraldo of Arabia


Chapter 10: Trump, bin Laden, and Dancing with the Stars


Chapter 11:  Furor at Fox





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Editorial Reviews

“You have not lived a full and complete life unless and until you have the opportunity to listen to Geraldo tell the stories of each chapter in his life . . . The passion and love he has for this country, our military, his work ethic, now almost 50 years on television, makes him The Godfather of tough hard-hitting, know-no-fear, go-anywhere reporting. The Geraldo Show takes us on a journey. A journey that few people in life will ever get to go on. A journey to some of the most remote places in the world . . . This page-turning roller coaster ride Geraldo takes us on will truly inspire every reader to want to dive even deeper into themselves, to find that part of our souls that wish to be more courageous and bold in the lives we live. ”—Sean Hannity, Fox News anchor and host of Hannity on Radio “With unrelenting pursuit, few were more dedicated to understanding the War on Terror than Geraldo Rivera. A must-read to understand the complexities of the battle overseas and the war over public opinion here at home.”—Bill Hemmer, Fox News anchor “The Geraldo Show is a poignant account of combat as seen from the one person who has been there with our soldiers every step of the way. He captures war as it was fought; in all its ugliness, all its sacrifices, and all its heroism.”—John F. Campbell, General, US Army (Retired) “I would go on an adventure with [Geraldo] anytime. The Geraldo Show is just the ticket.”—Richard “Cheech” Marin, author and comedian