Previous | Next
422423424425426427428429430431432433434435436437438439440441442443444445446447448449450451452453454455456457458459460461462463464465466467468469470471472 of 512
Oh, I missed -- I didn't quite know what you were referring to. I sure was opposed to
nuclear testing on environmental grounds, I guess almost from the beginning of nuclear
testing. I can't pinpoint that. I can't tell you when I began to put those two things together.
But it seems to me they would have come together -- When you were asking about
environment before and Kennedy versus Johnson, I was thinking entirely in terms of -- not
about the nuclear question at all -- I was thinking entirely in terms of protecting the American
environmental scene. But when you bring in such matters as nuclear and its bad effect, bad
effect on the environment and its connection with environmental protection, I can't honestly
tell you. But I would think probably during the same period, probably in the '50s, probably in
the '50s, and certainly by the '60s, sure. I can't pinpoint it.
Sure, understandably. How were other newspapers covering conservation and the
Now, you're not talking about the nuclear thing now?
Environmental protection issues.
Well, not very well. I mean, the short answer to that is there were, there were some
columnists, newspaper columnists, who did write primarily about environmental matters. I
© 2006 Columbia University
Libraries | Oral History
Research Office | Rights and
Permissions | Help