Dwight D. Eisenhower


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Interviewees discuss the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961).

Highlights
Julian Goodman on the first Presidential News Conference in 1955
Walter Cronkite on covering the 1952 Presidential election of Dwight D. Eisenhower
William Clotworthy on the 1952 political campaign and BBDO representing the Republican party - Eisenhower; on how they got Ike to wear makeup
NBC Unit Manager Bob Costello on televising President Eisenhower's speeches
Garry Simpson on covering President Eisenhower
Perry Wolff on covering the 1952 political convention for CBS and meeting President Dwight D. Eisenhower 
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William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on the 1952 political campaign and BBDO representing the Republican party - Eisenhower; on how they got Ike to wear makeup

John Conte

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John Conte on his local station, KMIR, becoming an NBC affiliate, and arranging a meeting between Tom and David Sarnoff with President Dwight David Eisenhower

Bob Costello

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NBC Unit Manager Bob Costello on televising President Eisenhower's speeches

Walter Cronkite

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Walter Cronkite on covering the 1952 Presidential election of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Walter Cronkite on an awkward moment during the first Telestar sattelite transmission while interviewing Dwight Eisenhower and Marshall Montgomery

Bob Doyle

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Bob Doyle on directing coverage of the 1952 presidential conventions

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on Walter Cronkite dominating coverage of the 1952 Presidential Convention; on the primitive state of TV at the time
Julian Goodman on the first Presidential News Conference in 1955 and NBC News covering Eisenhower

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on CBS News covering the 1952 Presidential Election
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on Walter Cronkite anchoring CBS News' coverage of the conventions and on inventing the term "anchorman"
Sig Mickelson on the innovations and impact of CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on the concept of "gavel-to-gavel coverage" first introduced by CBS News for the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on Don Hewitt's role during CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on Bill Leonard's contribution to CBS News' coverage of the 1952 political conventions and on covering the speeches
Sig Mickelson on candid moments from the 1952 political conventions and on how CBS' coverage differed from NBC or ABC
Sig Mickelson on CBS News Radio's coverage of the 1952 political conventions
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' coverage of election night in 1952 and on the use of the Univac computer
Sig Mickelson on CBS News' relationship with Dwight D. Eisenhower and press secretary James Hagerty
Sig Mickelson on a dust up between CBS News and the Eisenhower White House over a scheduled interview with then-Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on ABC covering the 1952 conventions, and on how presidents starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower took to television

Robert Mott

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Robert Mott on working on I Like Ike, a tribute to President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on covering President Eisenhower

Perry Wolff

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Perry Wolff on covering the 1952 political convention for CBS and meeting President Dwight D. Eisenhower 

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