During Geraldo Rivera’s half a century in public life, his image and reputation have had more ups and downs than the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island. Geraldo has been called savior and sinner, fool and wise man, crusader and exploiter, hothead and dope. He is routinely scorned, admired, beloved, and belittled—which one is usually based on when the viewer tuned in. This book is a memoir of a long and largely improvised life lived in plain sight.
Since his infamous confrontation with Bill O’Reilly on The O’Reilly Factor, Emmy® award winner Geraldo Rivera has examined what makes the issue of illegal Hispanic immigration so complex. With unbiased analysis, Rivera exposes the hypocrisy, racism, and ignorance behind anti-immigration sentiments, from both extremists and otherwise ordinary Americans. An unflinching look at one of today’s biggest issues—and a vital contribution to the ongoing debate—His Panic is destined to reshape the way Americans view the future of this country.
Television’s most controversial and sensationalistic talk-show host discusses his bicultural upbringing, his career as a civil rights attorney, his rise in television journalism, his talk show, life, and more. Geraldo goes in depth on some of the wildest interviews of his career at the time while covering events that led to his rise in popularity.