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Network Apprentice, by Graydon Dee Hubbard

BEHIND THE SCENES IN TALK TELEVISION

A satirically edged portrait of telecast news, Network Apprentice exposes the deceptions embedded in a cruel myth that threatens America: the belief that Americans are entitled to live in an affordable, riskless society and that our government should, can, and will provide it.

As the legendary twentieth-century sage Pogo once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us”.

Follow Julie Anders as she navigates the complexities of earning a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and enduring a frustrating apprenticeship at MRABC, where she’s in continuous conflict with her Network Brass. Her journey surprisingly turns when she finally receives the recognition she deserves at Rocky Mountain PBS. Challenging adventures of delight take Julie to amazing places: the backcountry of Yellowstone Park, the Devil’s Causeway in the Flattops of Colorado. On a later journey to the Causeway’s non-secular polar opposite at Angels Landing in Zion, initial delight reverses and confronts her with deep despair.

This bold novel challenges many currently popular beliefs. It may be the first book in contemporary fiction with a Grizzly bear claiming its opening scene and most of chapter one.

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