My Life Behind the Mic
As an anchor/reporter at ABC News Radio for almost five decades, Bill Diehl interviewed some of the biggest names in showbiz. By the early 1980s he was covering all the major award shows: the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tonys. In this book Diehl recalls memorable events and anecdotes from his broadcaster's journey, which began as a teenage DJ in Corning, N.Y., where his romance with radio was sparked. Still an ABC entertainment correspondent who contributes to the network's "Perspective" he takes us through his career, providing a fascinating look at the world of entertainment and some of its greatest Hollywood and Broadway stars. For starters, luminaries include Lauren Bacall, Tony Bennett, Cher, Sean Connery, Jane Fonda, Tom Hanks, Stephen King, Mary Tyler Moore, Bernadette Peters, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Robin Williams. Barbara Walters and Regis Philbin are just two of the other venerated personalities who also come alive in the book -- as well as endorse it. The book, says Cinema Retro Editor-in-Chief Lee Pfeiffer, "is a literary time machine that both informs and delights."
Bill Diehl has covered entertainment for ABC News Radio
for almost 50 years and has written the story of his
life in broadcasting plus interviews with some of the world's
best known show biz stars