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Session #10
Interviewee: Frank Stanton
Interviewer: Mary Marshall Clark
New York City
Date: December 15, 1992

Q:

This is Mary Marshall Clark. I am interviewing Dr. Frank Stanton for the Columbia Oral History Research Office. This is Session #10. Today's date is December 15, 1992. We are in Dr. Stanton's office in New York City.

Okay. I wanted to follow up a little from last time. You mentioned, in telling the really, really interesting story about Leonard Reinsch at the Ambassador Hotel and him contacting you about Vice President [Harry S.] Truman wanting to meet with you, you mentioned, off- hand, that he was afraid of wire tapping. And, you mentioned off-hand that you figured that pretty much, at your home and your office, you assumed that, often, you might be tapped. This was an assumption that you made, and I was just wondering why you would assume something like that.

Stanton:

Well, I would think anybody in the news business would be watched by somebody. There were some conversations that I had between San Francisco and New York, when I was in San Francisco, in connection with a RAND meeting, that leaked to somebody and the only way it could have leaked was somebody had overheard the conversation.

Q:

When was this, then?

Stanton:

Oh, this was in the fifties sometime. Part of it had to do with Bob [Robert S.]



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