Book Discussion on Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June

Eighty year-old former New York Times editor Harrison Salisbury discussed the writing of his most recent book, Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen… read more

Eighty year-old former New York Times editor Harrison Salisbury discussed the writing of his most recent book, Tiananmen Diary: Thirteen Days in June, published by Little, Brown and Company. While working on a documentary of China with a Japanese film crew, Salisbury witnessed the events of June leading up to and including the massacre at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on June 4, 1989. The book is a polished version of the notes he recorded in his diary while in China.

Harrison also discussed the events leading up to the massacre and Chinese personalities such as Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng and Hu Yuobang. He compared and contrasted the “Events of June” to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and speculated about the future of Chinese politics. close

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

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Program ID:
9545-1
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Booknotes
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Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 15, 1989
Last Aired:
Jun 4, 2011

Airing Details

  • Oct 15, 1989 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 1989 | 12:44am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 1989 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 1989 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 16, 1989 | 9:58am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2001 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 15, 2001 | 11:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 23, 2005 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2005 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2005 | 1:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 05, 2007 | 2:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 13, 2009 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 04, 2011 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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