The Press: Trial by Press Conference

The biggest corps of newsmen ever to cover one man in the U.S. swarmed into Abilene, Kans. last week. More than 500 reporters, radio, TV and newsreel men (divided into groups with colored badges) sent out close to 500,000 words on General Eisenhower's homecoming, his first speech as a presidential candidate, and his first political trial by press conference. Ike himself was well prepared for the test. Early last month ten top Washington reporters held a mock press conference and Ike's headquarters sent the questions they dreamed up on to Paris so Ike...

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