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"[Reporting the Oregon Story] becomes a catalogue of historical notes and remembrances, yet one that still captures up the tenor and texture of Oregon's primetime. McKay watched it all and knew the players and helped Oregonians make sense of their state during this remarkable era. His memoir is a worthy and valuable record of those heady times."

-Brent Walth, Oregon Historical Quarterly

"Reporting the Oregon Story is not a political history, but it is a revealing documentary of key people and events that fills a place between journalistic first takes and analytical history. The best sequences in McKay's selective remembrance of his very successful career - he was awarded the prestigious duPont-Columbia broadcast award in 1978 while at KGW-TV - are his cogent analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of the main political players, from McCall to Neil Goldschmidt. His focus is on how the successful politicians embraced the energy and ideas of Oregon's activists and connected directly with the populace."

- William L. Lang, Pacific Northwest Quarterly

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