Preservation Master

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Louis Lyons interviews James Reston, chief Washington correspondent of the New York Times about the relationship between the media and the American government. Reston talks about the need to monitor and investigate the ever-growing American government. He does not believe the government is willfully conspiring to suppress information from the people, but he does believe they are more likely to manage the news that is released to the public. Now that the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower is drawing to a close he talks about government entering a transition period from men born in the 19th century to men born in the 20th century; that a whole new generation of politicians is coming to the fore and we need to start paying attention to these new candidates now, rather than waiting until the parties are at their final selection processes.