Press Conferences: No. 898

Weekending at his ranch in Texas, President Johnson called a press conference on an issue of moment. Viet Nam? Selma? Space? All in good time. What Johnson wanted most to talk about, it seemed, was his dealings with the press, which in recent months have been both infrequent and invidious (TIME, March 5).

Stung by newsmen's charges of secretiveness and favoritism, the President declared: "I regard my own responsibility in this field as making available to all of you all of the information that I can, consistent with the national interest, on as...

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