In The Line of Fire: Book Tour Details

Posted on September 21, 2006
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Just got hold of a list of major media appearances that Gen. Pervez Musharraf will be making as part of his book tour to promote In The Line of Fire: A Memoir. The book is publsihed by Simon and Schuster which will be handing much of the book tour, although it is clear that he will be asked about and will speak about much more than just the book.

(BTW, there is also a White House meeting with President Bush on Friday; so Gen. Musharraf will remain busy).

ATP had alreday written about the general’s appearance on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, and we have a ccurrently ongoing ATP Poll on Grading Gen. Musharraf’s Performance in office. I am sure there will be other appearances too, but here is a list of the key ones.

Sept. 24: 60 Minutes
Sept. 25: NBC’s Today Show
Sept. 26: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Sept. 27: NPR’s Morning Edition
Oct. 1: NBC’s Meet The Press

Although there are always surprises, those familiar with the US media landscape would agree that one could express the toughest questions on Meet The Press with Tim Russert and The Dialy Show with Jon Stewart. The Today Show and Morning Edition appearances are more likely to focus on the ‘softer’ and more personal questions. 60 Minutes can go eitehr way, depending on who is interviewing him, but is likely to be a mix of personal and political issues.

Also heard on the internet that the ghost writer for the book is Humayun Gauhar. I am not at all sure if this is true or not. If this is, in fact, true that would be something. Humayun Gauhar is another ‘PR maven’, and son of Ayub Khan’s media guru, Altaf Gauhar. Reportedly, Ayub Khan’s biography, Friends, Not Masters, was ghost-written by Altaf Gauhar.

If true, the coincidence and the connection would be just a little too perfect. Which is why I remain skeptical about the authenticity of this rumor. Readers, does anyone have a sense if this is true or not?

ADDITION (23 September, 2006)

Video clips (in three parts) of Bush-Musharraf press conference at the White House on Sept. 22:

125 responses to “In The Line of Fire: Book Tour Details”

  1. amir hassan says:

    i want to free download this book (Urdu version)how can i get it free and download easly
    thanks

  2. alvi says:

    download full book FREE in .pdf format at: http://www.inthelineoffire.co.nr

  3. muawiya says:

    all things said and done…i just want to know one thing and that is this…why can he not contribute the entirety of funds, including his royalty, generated from this book to Pakistan’s Treasury? It’s not like we don’t need the funds and frankly if he really wants to prove he stands in the line of fire he should also do so with his pocket! Lord knows everyone has taken more than their fair share every time they start ruling Pakistan…

  4. sajjad ali says:

    in the line of fire in urdu pdf format ……send

  5. Umar Shah says:

    Just an fyi for Bradistan Calling, Roosevelt Hotel is owned by PIA, yes Pakistan International Airlines which explains why it’s not the best and why visiting Pakistani officials stay there. Maybe the $500k spent there went back to the airline. Not disagreeing with other wasteful expenditures listed by you.

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