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Rusk SSS, Carl Rowan, Part 2, circa 1985

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:24 - Government/press relationship

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Partial Transcript: When we had the big fight over whether Pierre [Emil George] Salinger and Art [Arthur] Sylvester were going to totally bar the press from going out on any military operations at all...

Segment Synopsis: Rowan talks about the importance of government-press cooperation and says that Dean Rusk supported liberal rules for the press.

Keywords: CIA; John McCone; USIA

00:04:37 - Comparing press and government sources

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Partial Transcript: That raises the issue of the press and the media as an intelligence source for the government.

Segment Synopsis: Rowan compares the effectiveness of information gathered by the press and intelligence agencies. Rowan cites the failure of Panamanian negotiations and the Iranian Shah's overthrow as incidents which journalists predicted more accurately than ambassadors.

Keywords: Iran; Panama; international news; journalism