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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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