The Press: Journey on Television

Across a rugged, rock-strewn sector of Maine seacoast, the solitary figure meandered into the camera's eye. And for the next hour, Walter Lippmann, 70, filmed both at his Maine summer home and in Washington, led a CBS television audience on a reflective journey of the world as it is seen and pondered by the dean of U.S. newspaper columnists.

Questioned by CBS's Howard K. Smith, Lippmann ranged from the nature of the U.S. presidency to the international problems of the present to the needs of the future. Coolly, almost impersonally, he criticized the presidencies of both Republican Dwight Eisenhower and Democrat Harry...

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