After Words with Donald Ritchie
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about his book, Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps, published by… read more
Senate Historian Donald Ritchie talked about his book, Reporting from Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps, published by Oxford University Press. He was interviewed by John Dickerson, White House Correspondent for Time magazine. Mr. Ritchie’s book chronicles news coverage in the nation’s capital since 1932, beginning with radio, print, and wire reporting services to the modern use of cable television and the Internet. The book includes profiles on columnists and journalists including: Walter Lippmann, Joseph Alsop, Drew Pearson, James “Scotty” Reston, and the Washington Post reporting team of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein.
Donald Ritchie has been Associate Historian of the United States Senate for almost three decades. A past president of the Oral History Association, he is the author of Doing Oral History, American Journalists: Getting the Story, and Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents.
John Dickerson is a White House Correspondent for Time magazine covering the administration of George W. Bush. Previously, Mr. Dickerson covered Capitol Hill and politics, reporting on the Gingrich Congress, the House impeachment proceedings and Senate trial of President Clinton. Before covering Congress, Dickerson wrote about economics, providing analysis on entitlements, the budget process and taxes. He is the son of the late journalist Nancy Dickerson. In 1960, CBS made her its first female correspondent. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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