The Press: The Oppenheimer Story

To Washington correspondents, Physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's troubles with the Atomic Energy Commission (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) had been no secret. For more than four months, capital newsmen had been picking up bits of the story, but no one could nail it all down. New York Times Washington Bureau Chief James B. Reston went to work to do so. Instead of trying to run it down through Government bureaus, "Scotty" Reston went directly to the one man who was sure to know, Oppenheimer himself.

Oppenheimer confirmed Reston's information that he had been suspended as an AEC adviser, but declined to give further details....

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