Historical Notes: A Certain Satisfaction

"One of the things about the presidency," observed the smiling gentleman farmer, "is the way you have to be prepared to jump, just like a mountain sheep from one jag to another." The speaker was in a position to know: he was Dwight Eisenhower in the retirement of his Gettysburg farm, talking for ten filmed hours with TV Newsman Walter Cronkite. Last week, marking Ike's 71st birthday just after he had been given a high bill of health after a physical examination, CBS televised the first of three hour-long shows edited from the conversations. It provided some...

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