The Press: H-Bomb Misfire

As the press got its first look at the movie film of the first hydrogen bomb blast at Eniwetok in 1952 (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), it also got a blunt warning. The 175 Washington newsmen who gathered in the Department of the Interior's auditorium were told that the H-bomb pictures and descriptions of them were not to be released until April 7—a full week away—so that magazines and newsreel producers would get an even break with the daily press, radio and TV. But within 24 hours after the briefing, H-bomb pictures and descriptive stories were...

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