Show Business: Rock Reporter Rivera

Geraldo Rivera thinks big. "I went into news knowing I wanted to be more than a local newsman standing in front of a burning building talking about the number of firemen being treated for smoke inhalation," he says. Thirty-year-old Rivera has now been in the news business exactly three years and eight months as a reporter for New York City's WABC Eyewitness News. During that time, the former Brooklyn street-gang leader, merchant seaman, dry-goods salesman and poverty lawyer has won five Emmys, 74 other awards, and a $100,000-a-year salary. He has just started his own network show, Good-Night, America, a...

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