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This page covers the author of Deadline: A Memoir.

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17
James Reston
Booknotes, Sunday, December 17, 1989
James Reston discusses The Lone Star: The Life of John Connally.

Author James Reston takes a look at the life of Texas businessman and politician John Connally in The Lone Star: The Life of John Connally. As part of the interview he discusses his controversial theory of the Kennedy assassination being motivated by a grudge against John Connally by Lee Harvey Oswald. Mr. Connally was a passenger in President Kennedy's convertible and was wounded when the president was assassinated. Also discussed are the later events in Connally's life from the milk price support allegations in the 1970's through his bankruptcy in 1987. "At the center of three presidencies, he came as close to becoming a president himself as he did to being a lesser martyr when Kennedy was assassinated. His life has drama of epic proportions." (timspalding)… (more)
Dec
8
James Reston Jr.
Booknotes, Sunday, December 8, 1991
James Reston Jr. discusses Deadline: A Memoir.

James "Scotty" Reston, former Washington bureau chief, columnist, and executive editor of The New York Times, discussed his book, Deadline: A Memoir. Mr. Reston reflected on his years as a journalist and discussed his relationships with policy makers and presidents from 1939, when he joined the Times' London bureau, until his retirement 50 years later. He shared his observations about the changes in America and in journalism. (timspalding)… (more)

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