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You mean the interview with Jack Gould from the New York Times. Which interview are
you referring to?
I didn't hear the first part.
I made a talk to the News Directors Association. Big mistake. But I made a talk
and made a public statement to them about our policy of everything that's on the air has to
be what it seems to be and no faking of anything in news, and if we --
This was in response to the quiz show scandals?
Yes, this was in the wake of that.
And the News Directors Association was meeting in New Orleans and I went down to make
my talk down there. And Jack who had -- Jack Gould at the New York Times had been
given a copy of my statement before I left, with a hold on it until I actually delivered it. And
Jack called me in New Orleans, later in the afternoon before I left New Orleans, and said
what -- about “Person to Person,” I guess -- Would we insist on disclosing on the air that that
had been, not rehearsed line for line, but that all the arrangements about where you moved
and where the microphone was hidden in your clothes and the general areas of the interviews
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