Author Archives: Peter Faur

The day Elvis died

Certain stories set an entire newsroom buzzing, and word of the death of Elvis Presley, 40 years ago today, spread like wildfire throughout the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. I had worked there for eight months, still getting used to the rhythms … Continue reading

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An old warhorse dishes on the PR industry

I worked eight years for Fleishman-Hillard, one of the world’s premier public relations agencies. During that time, I often thought we ran the world, and I’m being only slightly facetious. On any given day, those capable of digging behind the … Continue reading

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A review: Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder My rating: 5 of 5 stars William Knoedelseder’s book captures the larger-than-life story of five generations of a family who piloted America’s premier brewing … Continue reading

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