Film on Breslin and Hamill shows perils of local journalism
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's new film on newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill romanticizes an era in New York and journalism that feels like a long, long time ago.
The fact that it's very recent history makes "Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists" partly a tragedy.
In 1968, following the assassination of Robert Kennedy, my old friend, the brilliant journalist and author Pete Hamill, having endured a decade in which John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers were assassinated, and James Meredith had been wounded (but, thankfully,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear.
In a writing career that spanned six decades, the columnist and author became the brash embodiment of the street-smart New Yorker, chronicling wise guys and big-city power brokers but always coming back to the toils of ordinary working people.