The Wonderful Room: The Making of a Texas Newspaperman

Following the life of journalist Bryan Woolley, this lively account paints a colorful and accurate picture of newspaper reporting on the Mexican border 50 years ago. From Woolley's initiation at the El Paso Times to his smoking cigars with Andres Segovia and his pulling on the pant leg of Louie Armstrong to get an interview, this is the tale of the cantankerous, boozy, cynical, and somehow heroic characters who once inhabited the newsroom of a great American town. Highlighting the glory days of journalism, this autobiography shows how a single newspaper story can change people's lives for the better.