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'The Daily Miracle': A Memoir of Newspapering

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Courtesy C. Fraser Smith
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The first half of the title of C. Fraser Smith’s new book may sound reverent--a miracle! Every day! But along with the tales of eccentric characters in the newsrooms where Smith has worked, "The Daily Miracle" offers a hint of sarcasm, plus anguish about the challenges that threaten newspapers. When papers wither, Smith says the community loses a valuable ally.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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