James Reston Interview

James Reston, the New York Times Washington bureau chief during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, spoke about President… read more

James Reston, the New York Times Washington bureau chief during Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency, spoke about President Eisenhower’s foreign policy strategies, the president’s relations with the Republican Party’s conservative wing, and the influence of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Mr. Reston also talked about why the downing of an American U2 spy plane led Eisenhower to consider resigning the presidency. 

Independent producer George Colburn conducted this interview for the Eisenhower Legacy Collection, a series of documentaries on Dwight D. Eisenhower’s military and political career. close

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James Reston Interview

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Program ID:
311999-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 20, 2013
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2013

Airing Details

  • Apr 20, 2013 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 21, 2013 | 3:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 22, 2013 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2013 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2013 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2013 | 6:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3