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Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews editorials essays observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O'Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology Bill is back in a big way offering compelling dialogue and opinion on timely issues and current events in politics media the arts and popular culture.A masterful interviewer O'Shaughnessy goes one-on- one with Barbara Taylor Bradford Steve ForbesJoe Califano and a colorful band of townie characters from Westchester - the Golden Apple. Broadcastingfor five decades from what the Wall Street Journal hailed as the quintessential community station inAmericahis thoughtful and muscular commentaries have been widely praised in all the important journalsin the land.A self-styled First Amendment voluptuaryO'Shaughnessy is a stellar defender of Free Speechhaving devoted the good part of fifty years to fighting censorship and government intrusion from his influentialperch in the heart of the Eastern Establishment.He's the one they roll out when the likes of Howard Stern Bob Grant and Imus get in a jam. Colorful national figures and beguiling towniesabound in Vox Populi which is also laden with exquisitely beautiful eulogies and tributes to his departed friends Tim Russert Wellington Mara Robert Merrill and Ossie Davis.And as in every Bill O'Shaughnessy book there is stunning and powerful wisdom and brilliant observationsfrom Governor Mario Cuomo whom he so admires.The great American historian David McCullough observed: I always look forward to reading the historyof our times Bill O'Shaughnessy has written.O'Shaughnessy is an authentic American voice.

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