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him about the problems of South America and particularly the
problem of Panama and the problem of the Panama Canal.
How did it effect it? Well, when we finally got back
to New York I said, “Well, Hedley what do you think about
all this and our coverage of South America.” And he said,
“Oh, just about right.” [laughs] He was unaffected by the
He didn't have any views on--
He thought our coverage was adequate. What I was
aiming for was more understanding of South America and more
coverage. That was not exactly a great success although it
was a fascinating trip.
Why don't you describe your involvement with the
Inter-American Press Agency.
In the 1950s, around 1950, I got a letter from an
organization called the Inter-American Press Association
asking me to join for their meeting in Montevideo. And
because I, at that time, hadn't been to South America I
thought it would be sort of interesting to go down. So I
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