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Fresh Air: Nixon's Failed Attempts At 'Poisoning The Press'

Richard Nixon is remembered as a ruthless politician driven at times by fear and hatred of his perceived enemies. But a new book suggests that Nixon's paranoia was based at least in part on his own experience.

Duration: 39:55
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On the Media

Jack Anderson was an investigative reporter whose syndicated newspaper column – "Washington Merry-Go-Round" – outed countless political scandals beginning in the 1950s. Only Anderson did what he had to to get the story, ethical or not, legal or not. George Washington University professor Mark Feldstein, talks about his new book, Poisoning the Press.

Duration: 8:50
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On the Media: Give Back the Muck

"Over the course of several decades, investigative reporter Jack Anderson managed to break some of the era’s biggest political stories, and to alienate some of Washington’s most powerful men, among them J. Edgar Hoover. Now, it appears that Anderson’s antagonism with the Feds has followed him to the grave. The FBI is demanding access to Anderson’s papers… and the family is refusing. Brooke speaks with Anderson biographer Mark Feldstein."

Duration: 7:21
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Morning Edition: FBI Seeks to Edit Journalist's Documents

"The late investigative reporter Jack Anderson used many government sources to cover stories. His family wants to donate his papers to George Washington University. But the FBI wants to review the archive and remove items it deems confidential. Anderson's family plans to fight the request."

Duration: 3:25
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Writing the Book on Jack Anderson

NPR's Brian Naylor talks with author Mark Feldstein about Jack Anderson. The legendary muckraker is giving up a syndicated newspaper column that bedeviled politicians and intrigued readers for decades. Feldstein is writing a book on Anderson.

Duration: 7:41
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Anderson's family refuses to turn over private papers to FBI.Anderson's family refuses to turn over private papers to FBI.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports on the FBI's attempt to seize the archives of the late investigative columnist Jack Anderson from George Washington University and Professor Mark Feldstein (April 19, 2006)

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Mark Feldstein's talk at King's English

Mark discusses Poisoning the Press at King's English in Salt Lake City, Anderson's hometown.

Duration: 63.00Watch Video
The Situation Room: Paper Chase

CNN anchorman Wolf Blitzer and correspondent John Roberts report on the FBI's attempt to seize the archives of the late investigative columnist Jack Anderson and Professor Mark Feldstein (April 19, 2006)

Duration: 2:29Watch Video
FBI demands Anderson papers from Mark Feldstein

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough interviews George Washington University Prof. Mark Feldstein about the FBI's attempt to seize the archives of the late columnist Jack Anderson (April 2006).

Duration: 3:06Watch Video