Series
At Issue
Episode Number
53
Episode
President and the News
Producing Organization
National Educational Television and Radio Center
Contributing Organization
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/512-hx15m6372s
NOLA Code
AISS
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Description
Pierre Salinger appears in an exclusive interview when National Educational Television assesses the deepening rift between President Lyndon Johnson and the press on At Issue: The President and the News. Mr. Salinger, White House press secretary for the late President John Kennedy, offers revealing insight into the process of White House news disseminating during both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The former presidential press aide discusses his role in Presidents Johnsons decision to hold diversified press conferences; the value of the presidential press conference, the sensitivity of the relationship between the president and the press; news policies during the Kennedy years; and the late presidents attitude toward the fourth estate. Following the interview, four prominent Washington news correspondents examine the current controversy surrounding President Johnsons handling of the press. The newsmen are Alan Otten, Wall Street Journal, Ben Bagdikan, Saturday Evening Post; Douglas Kiker, New York Herald Tribune, and Philip Potter, Baltimore Sun. Discussion by the quartet covers such topics as the charge that the Presidents back grounding sessions are often misleading and useless, the need for regularly scheduled, pre-announced presidential news conferences, and the lack of available Washington news sources other than the President himself. At Issue: The President and the News will be broadcast across the country on the National Educational Televisions network of 90 affiliated non-commercial stations. The executive producer is Alvin Perlmutter and the producer is Andrew Stern. The director is Robert Squier and the associate producer is Lois Shaw. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
This month At Issue features an extensive assessment of the relationship between the president and the press during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Highlight of the program is an exclusive interview with Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary for the late President John F. Kennedy. Mr. Salinger discusses his role in President Johnsons decision to hold diversified kinds of press conferences, White House news policies during the Kennedy administration, the delicate relationship between the president and the press, President Kennedys attitude toward newsmen, and the sources of news other than the president available to Washington reporters during the Kennedy years. At Issue producer Andrew Stern conducts the interview with the former White House press secretary. Following the interview, four Washington correspondents discuss current criticisms of President Lyndon Johnsons handling of the press. The newsmen are Alan Otten, Wall Street Journal; Ben Bagdikan, Saturday Evening Post; Douglas Kiker, New York Herald Tribune; and Philip Potter, Baltimore Sun. Running Time: 58:50 (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
"1 hour piece, produced by NET and initially distributed by NET in 1965."
At Issue consists of 69 half-hour and hour-long episodes produced in 1963-1966 by NET, which were originally shot on videotape in black and white and color.
Broadcast
1965-03-01
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
News
Topics
News
Journalism
Politics and Government
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Associate Producer: Shaw, Lois
Executive Producer: Perlmutter, Alvin H.
Guest: Kiker, Douglas
Guest: Potter, Philip
Guest: Otten Alan
Guest: Bagdikan, Ben
Interviewee: Salinger, Pierre
Interviewer: Stern, Andrew
Producer: Stern, Andrew A.
Producing Organization: National Educational Television and Radio Center
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047538-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047538-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047538-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: B&W
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047538-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2047538-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access

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Format: video/mp4
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Citations
Chicago: “At Issue; 53; President and the News,” 1965-03-01, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 18, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-hx15m6372s.
MLA: “At Issue; 53; President and the News.” 1965-03-01. Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 18, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-hx15m6372s>.
APA: At Issue; 53; President and the News. Boston, MA: Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_512-hx15m6372s