Books by William O’Shaughnessy

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Over the years, our President and Editorial Director William O’Shaughnessy has written four books. Take a look and purchase them below!

Vox Populi: The O’Shaughnessy Files

Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O’Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology, Bill is back in a big way, offering compelling dialogue and opinion on timely issues and current events in politics, media, the arts and popular culture.A masterful interviewer, O’Shaughnessy goes one-on- one with Barbara Taylor Bradford, Steve Forbes,Joe Califano and a colorful band of townie characters from Westchester – the Golden Apple.

Airwaves: A Collection of Radio Editorials from the Golden Apple (Communications and Media Studies)

AirWAVES!, a collection of more than thirty years of editorials and commentary given by William O’Shaughnessy, encompasses a wide spectrum of Westchester life, from politics to just plain citizens. O’Shaughnessy, hailed The Squire of Westchester, by former governor Mario Cuomo, brings together a retrospective for the Golden Apple, Westchester County, providing the reader with not only a slice of his articulate style and graceful persona, but also an historiography of events and happenings in and around the county.

More Riffs, Rants, and Raves (Communications and Media Studies)

For this compelling and fascinating collection, O’Shaughnessy gathers interviews with everyone from Tony Bennett on the singer’s art to Ed Koch on the art of politics. Essays and talks from luminaries ranging from Henry Kissinger to Larry King, Rudolph Giuliani to Tim Russert and Dan Rather. There are moving pieces on the impact of September 11, vivid sketches of movers and shakers, and provocative, deeply felt calls for protecting freedoms of the First Amendment. And Mario Cuomo’s moving thoughts on how to restore justice and wisdom to America’s political culture.From color sketches of local pols to intimate conversations with great writers and artists, Again! Again! Is an endlessly fascinating portrait our time and place-marked as always by Bill O’Shaughnessy’s intelligence, insight, and eloquence.Bill O’Shaughnessy’s editorials make his New York TV counterparts look like so much mishmash.

-The New York Times


It All Comes Back to Me Now: Character Portraits from the Golden Apple

It All Comes Back to Me Now features profiles and touching vignettes about contemporary figures like Jeanine and Al Pirro, Andrew Cuomo, Archbishop Edward Egan, the late John Cardinal O’Connor, the late Monsignor Terry Attridge, and George W. Bush. Also included is a special tribute to former Governor Malcolm Wilson, which was cited as ‘The Outstanding Radio or Television Editorial in New York State’ by the New York State Broadcasters Association.It All Comes Back to Me Now also incorporates transcripts of the author’s ‘Interview with William O’Shaughnessy’ cable television program, such as brilliant one-on-one interviews with hostage-journalist Terry Anderson, actor-activist Ossie Davis, president of the Council of American Ambassadors Ogden Reid, editor-in-chief of the New York Post Ken Chandler, former Westchester County Executive Andy O’Rourke, New York State power broker William Plunkett, Gannett’s star feature columnist Phil Reisman and national president of the Urban League Hugh Price.
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