CBS NEWS SPECIAL: FIVE PRESIDENTS ON THE PRESIDENCY (TV)

Summary

This "CBS News Special" features five U.S. presidents who discuss the office of the presidency: Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard M. Nixon. Highlights of this program include the presidents discussing the following topics: the power struggle between Congress and the president; Johnson ascribes his success with legislation to congressional sympathy; presidential appointments and the ability to move Congress; the Cold War and foreign policy, including Kennedy on Vietnam; the president's relationship with the press; the president as a politican; each president assesses his strengths and weaknesses as president; the decision-making responsibilities of the president; and their disappointments in office. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: April 26, 1973 Thursday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:50:20
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T81:0286
  • GENRE: Public affairs/Documentaries
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Journalism
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1973
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CREDITS

    • Perry Wolff … Executive Producer
    • Peter Poor … Producer
    • Eric Sevareid … Anchor
    • Walter Cronkite … Reporter
    • Edward R. Murrow … Reporter
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Richard M. Nixon
    • Truman, Harry S
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower