A couple weeks ago, I went to New York for the launch of a new book, The Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today. I heard this book was (1) written by the son of the man who started the National Enquirer, and (2) that it was a cross between The Godfather and Citizen Kane. How could I NOT go to this book launch, even if it was a spontaneous opportunity that threw my own schedule a little off kilter??
I saw many celebrities that night, including a couple of The Real Housewives of New York, but the star of the night was the author, Paul David Pope. He was quite gracious when I met him, and he agreed to sit down with me for a quick chat about how he stayed sane during the process. Would you believe that this project took 14 years to complete? And, talk about research! Yes, he had help and as he described it, he became totally immersed.
The big surprise during the interview? He uses a gadget that many may consider to be ancient, but he loves it! Check out our interview to hear more.
Interview on the set of “Inside Media” at the Newseum in Washington, DC
Videographer: Julie Harley
Coverage at WUSA9 by Angie Goff