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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 whole tour.

Q:

He didn't have any views on--

Heiskell:

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.

Q:

Why don't you describe your involvement with the Inter-American Press Agency.

Heiskell:

Association.

Q:

Excuse me.

Heiskell:

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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