Poisoning The Press: Richard Nixon v Jack Anderson

06/09/11 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. In a moment we’ll discuss the epic struggle between President Richard Nixon and one of the top investigative journalists of the time- Jack Anderson, it’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.

But first some listener comments about yesterday’s interview with Stetson Law professor Michael Allen about the US Constitution. Here’s what several listeners had to say.

Jack Anderson was an investigative reporter whose syndicated newspaper column – "Washington Merry-Go-Round" – revealed many political scandals beginning in the 1950s 60’s and seventies. Anderson’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.

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