Poisoning The Press: Richard Nixon v Jack Anderson06/09/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. In a moment weâ€™ll discuss the epic struggle between President Richard Nixon and one of the top investigative journalists of the time- Jack Anderson, itâ€™s covered in a new book by Mark Feldstein - an investigative reporter himself who spent part of his career here in the Tampa Bay area.
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Jack Anderson was an investigative reporter whose syndicated newspaper column â€“ "Washington Merry-Go-Round" â€“ revealed many political scandals beginning in the 1950s 60â€™s and seventies. Andersonâ€™s rise and fall mirrored that of Richard Nixon. Both men had deep flaws and engaged in a decades long struggle. The story is recounted in a new book -- POISONING THE PRESS which was written by University of Maryland professor Mark Feldstein. Mark has had a long career as an investigative reporter, part of which was spent at WTSP-TV in St. Petersburg.