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Heiskell:

Not that I remember.

Q:

While we're on the subject, let's go back' through the presidents and try to recall exactly what form presidential pressure took. What was the first time you were ever aware of a president pressuring Time to cover something in a particular way?

Heiskell:

Well, Truman, Eisenhower-

Q:

Start with Truman-

Heiskell:

Well, Eisenhower never pressured anybody that I have ever heard of even. John Foster Dulles, though, was pressuring Luce all the time. And for that matter Luce was pressuring John Foster Dulles all the time. They were two of a kind in a way. Except that Dulles was a prig and Harry wasn't. So, there quite clearly you had pressure. Dulles was forever after Luce.

Q:

Can you come up with some examples?

Heiskell:

No.

Q:

Or would you just realize when Luce started trying to convince the editorial staff of one of the magazines to do such and such, would you just know that that was a Dulles input?



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