The Press: White House Scoop

Veteran White House Reporter Garnett ("Jack") Horner, 63, described it as "my biggest beat, the high point of 45 years in the newspaper world." It was all of that. Two days after the election, the Washington Star-News printed Horner's exclusive interview with Richard Nixon. While Nixon's revealing look into the future was being headlined around the country—with credit to the reporter and his paper—the Star-News followed with a second Horner interview, this one with Presidential Adviser John Ehrlichman, which included specifics about Administration fiscal plans. It, too, received wide attention.

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