By Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace. His very identify evokes a undeniable form of journalism--smart, trained, extreme, and groundbreaking. Who else has wrangled sit-downs together with his roster of worldwide leaders and criminals, celebrities, and underdogs, heroes and scoundrels?
equipped through interview subject--including Presidents, Icons and Artists, Con males and different Crooks, the final and the Whistle-Blower--Between You and Me, now in paperback, is his wry, candid, and revealing glance again at sixty years in an extraordinary profession.
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In an anguished exchange with his onetime mentor, Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, he said that “a man can ﬁght if he can see daylight down the road somewhere. But there ain’t no daylight in Vietnam. ” So why did Johnson act against the grain of his own instincts? Why did he make the decision to lead America into an all-out war [ 23 ] BETWEEN YOU AND ME that he privately believed could not be won? Politics? To judge from the tapes that Beschloss assembled and other evidence, he did so mainly because he was convinced that if he abandoned the military commitment he had inherited from the Kennedy administration, right-wing Republicans and other militant anti-Communists would destroy him politically.
R i c h a r d N i xo n I OBSERVED THE COLLAPSE OF Lyndon Johnson’s presidency from the vantage point of the campaign waged by the man destined to succeed him. Covering Richard Nixon’s triumphant run in 1968 turned out to be my last major assignment as a general correspondent for CBS News. In September of that year, 60 Minutes made its debut and I began the best, the most fulﬁlling job a reporter could imagine. When I hooked up with the Nixon campaign in the early fall of 1967, the public’s prevailing view was that he was damaged goods, a political has-been.
In September of that year, 60 Minutes made its debut and I began the best, the most fulﬁlling job a reporter could imagine. When I hooked up with the Nixon campaign in the early fall of 1967, the public’s prevailing view was that he was damaged goods, a political has-been. There was no doubt that he had serious image problems. ” Others saw him as a ruthless hatchet man who concealed his natural malice behind a facade of pious platitudes. And to go along with that baggage, he had to bear the stigma of sore loser, which stemmed in part from his narrow defeat by Kennedy in 1960 and even more from his far more decisive loss when he ran for governor of California in ’62.