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Part I, Session 1, February 17, 1961

Early Interest in Journalism and Education at Princeton 1–11

Rhodes Scholarship and Travels in Europe 12–16

Employment at Trenton Times and Washington Post 16–28

Service in United States Army Office of Strategic Services (OSS) 29–33

Part I, Session 2, January 23, 1962

New York Times "Review of the Week" 34–37

Various Aspects of the New York Times Editorial Board 37–54

   Editorial conferences 38–39
   Assignments 39–41
   Endorsements 41–45
   Recognition of China 45–51
   Editorial readership 51–53

Membership in Metropolitan Club 54–55

Part II, Session 1, March 18, 1964

Influence of New York Times Reportage and Editorials 56–58

New York Times and John F. Kennedy 58–61

New York Times Editorials and Advertisers 61–63

New York Times and Lyndon B. Johnson 64–65

Columnists at the New York Times 65–68

"Topics of the Times" 68–69

Times Coverage of Cuba 69–77

Separation of Reporting and Editorial Functions 77–82

Responsibilities of Times Reporters and Bay of Pigs 83–86

Part II, Session 2, March 31, 1964

New York Times Endorsements 89–92

New Hampshire Republican Primary of 1964 92–95, 118–119

Presidential Election of 1958 95–97

New York Times v. Sullivan 97–98

Time Magazine and the New York Times 99–101

Western and Paris Editions 101–2

Recognition of China (cont) 103–7

Discussion of Censorship 109–10

Selection of Editorial Writers 111–12

New York Times Editorial Board Decision Making 112–19

Part II, Session 3, April 30, 1964

Relations Between the Editorial Staff and the Publisher 120–41

John F. Kennedy and Profiles in Courage 141–44

Conversations with Lyndon B. Johnson 145–51

Part III, Session 1, December 7, 1977

New York Times Editorial Support for SST Subsidies 152–54

New York Times Editorial Position on Vietnam War 154–62

Tensions Between Editorial and News, Times Policy and the New Journalism 162–70

Relations with Publisher (cont) 170–79

Economic Constraints on the New York Times 179–81

Editorial Board Members 181–87

Part III, Session 2, January 4, 1978

Tensions Between Times Publisher and Editorial-Page Editor 188–221

   Automotive companies 190–93
   Behind the Front Page: Organizational Self-Renewal in a Metropolitan Newspaper
   by Chris Argyris 194–98
   Times corporation 198–200
   Expansion of Metropolitan Museum of Art 200–202
   Op-ed page 206–7
   New York Democratic senatorial primary of 1976 208–20
   New York senatorial election of 1970 219–21

Part III, Session 3, February 15, 1978

New York Times Editorial Support for Subsidy for SST (cont) 222–23

New York Times Directors and Their Service on Other Boards 223–29

Metropolitan Museum of Art (cont) 230–32

New York Times Editorial on Banking Reform 233–35

Thoughts on Fair Trial and Free Press, First vs. Sixth Amendment 235–38

Behind the Front Page (cont) 238–52

Broadening the Appeal of the New York Times 252–61

Part III, Session 4, September 29, 1978

Behind the Front Page (cont) 262–65

Establishing the Op-Ed Page 265–307

Relations with A. M. Rosenthal 299–307

Part IV, Session 1, December 3, 1996

Ochs-Sulzberger Family 308–41

Early Career in Journalism 341–47, 351–54

World War II United States Army Office of Strategic Services (OSS) 347–51

Part IV, Session 2, December 23, 1996

Key Role in Establishment of Op-Ed Page 356–68

Memoirs of the New York Times 368–70

New York Times Tradition of Objectivity 370–71

Continuing Contacts with Ochs and Sulzberger Family Members 372–76

John B. Oakes Personal Political Views 376–80

New York Times and Loyalty Oaths During the 1950s 380–83

Part IV, Session 3, June 24, 1997

Vietnam War and the New York Times 385–421

   Editorial position 386–90, 402–9
   Conversations with political leaders 390–95
   Presidential reactions to Times editorials 392–99
   New York Times reporters 409–21

Part IV, Session 4, March 3, 1998

Transition, Retirement, and Appointment of Successor 422–45

Retrospectives 446–47

Pulitzer Awards for Times Editorials 447

Environmental Issues and Times Editorial Positions 449–53

Personal Involvements, Echo Park Dam, Army Corps of Engineers 453–58

Environmental Policies, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson 460–63

Newspaper Coverage of the Environment 464–65

Westway 468–72

Part IV, Session 5, April 7, 1998

Environmental Policies, Jimmy E. Carter, and Ronald R. Reagan 473–90

Firing Line Debate at Harvard 490–94

Travels, South Africa, Asia, Latin America 494–503

Environmental Policies, George H. W. Bush 503–5

Personal Environmental Interests, Human Rights, National Resources Defense Committee 505–12

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