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‘What they’re reading’ — WCCO news anchor Don Shelby

“What they’re reading” appears as an occasional series in MinnPost’s Book Club Club section. We’re asking well-known and not-so-well-known Minnesotans to tell us about the books they’re reading and recommending to others — and why. In today’s installment, we hear from investigative journalist and WCCO-TV news anchor Don Shelby.  

Winner of two Peabody awards and three national Emmys, Shelby was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2007. Shelby’s current endeavor with Project Energy — a regular news segment focusing on energy conservation and the environment — has received wide acclaim. After 32 years with the station, Shelby will be retiring from WCCO-TV at the end of 2010. November 22 will be his final night anchoring “WCCO 4 News at 10 p.m.”

Right now I am re-reading, for the fourth time, “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. 

I think I relate to the poor slob. 

The book I recommend the most these days is Naomi Oreskes and Eric M Conway’s newest book, “Merchants of Doubt.”

Further details from MinnPost:

According to the authors, “Merchants of Doubt” exposes the use of faulty science to mislead the public on issues ranging from the risks of smoking to global warming.

Former Vice President Al Gore — author of “An Inconvenient Truth” — has stated that the book demonstrates “what many of us have long suspected: that the ‘debate’ over the climate crisis — and many other environmental issues — was manufactured by the same people who brought you ‘safe’ cigarettes. Anyone concerned about the state of democracy in America should read this book.”

Who would you like to hear from in MinnPost’s “What They’re Reading” series? Let us know by e-mailing bookclubclub [at] minnpost [dot] com.

 

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