The Evening News Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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The issues of terrorism and nationalism remain complex international concerns. The group might discuss how the current problems have or have not changed from Hailey's depiction of them. The issue of the ethics of television journalism has become increasingly prominent, and the group might discuss some of the latest charges of sensational or zealous reporting.

1. From the descriptions Hailey provides of the newscasters at CBA, what personal and professional skills are most likely to facilitate success in the world of network television news?

2. Comment on the series of coincidences that prepared Jessica Sloane for survival as a hostage.

3. Why are war correspondents so often depicted as modern-day heroes?

To what degree does Harry Partridge fit into this category?

4. Do you find Hailey's presentation of the psychological interaction between the kidnappers and the hostages convincing or stereotypical?

5. What aspects of international terrorism are stressed in the novel...

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