MJCCA Book Fest Presents Ira Rosen – Ticking Clock

MJCCA Book Fest Presents Ira Rosen – Ticking Clock

Monday, Nov 07, 2022 7:30 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30338

Two-time Peabody Award-winning writer and producer Ira Rosen reveals the intimate, untold stories of his decades at America's most iconic news show. It's a 60 Minutes story on “60 Minutes” itself.

The 31st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes the author for a conversation on his book, “Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes.”

Tickets are $17 for MJCCA members and $22 for non-members. A Cappella will have copies of the book for purchase at the venue.

Masks are optional.

About the Book

When producer Ira Rosen walked into the 60 Minutes offices in June 1980, he knew he was about to enter television history. His career catapulted him to the heights of TV journalism, breaking some of the most important stories in TV news. But behind the scenes was a war room of clashing producers, anchors, and the most formidable 60 Minutes figure: legendary correspondent Mike Wallace.

Based on decades of access and experience, Ira Rosen takes readers behind closed doors to offer an incisive look at the show that invented TV investigative journalism. With surprising humor, charm, and an eye for colorful detail, Rosen delivers an authoritative account of the unforgettable personalities that battled for prestige, credit, and the desire to scoop everyone else in the game. As Mike Wallace's top producer, Rosen reveals the interview secrets that made Wallace's work legendary, and the flaring temper that made him infamous. Later, as senior producer of “ABC News Primetime Live” and “20/20,” Rosen exposes the competitive environment among famous colleagues like Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters, and the power plays between correspondents Chris Wallace, Anderson Cooper, and Chris Cuomo. 

A master class in how TV news is made, Rosen shows readers how “60 Minutes” puts together a story when sources are explosive, unreliable, and even dangerous. From unearthing shocking revelations from inside the Trump White House, to an outrageous proposition from Ghislaine Maxwell, to interviewing gangsters Joe Bonanno and John Gotti Jr., Ira Rosen was behind the scenes of “60 Minutes'” most sensational stories.

Highly entertaining, dishy, and unforgettable, “Ticking Clock” is a never-before-told account of the most successful news show in American history.

About the Author

For nearly twenty-five years, Ira Rosen has produced some of the most memorable, important, and groundbreaking stories for “60 Minutes.” A former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Rosen was a senior producer of “Primetime Live with Diane Sawyer.” Rosen has won 24 National Emmys, four duPont Awards, two RFK Awards, and two Peabodys for his work. He is the coauthor of “The Warning: Accident at Three Mile Island.”