Description: A Newsman in the Nixon White House
Herbert G. Klein was arguably one of the more significant political figure of the mid- to late twentieth century. Born in 1918, Klein’s career spanned sixty-three years. He retired as Editor-in-Chief of Copley Press, a company that employed him from the start of his career as a young journalist covering an up-and-coming Richard Nixon and again decades later as an executive until his death in...
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In the telling of Herbert Klein’s involvement in the Nixon White House and his attempts at promoting an open relationship with the press in a closed Administration, it is important to contextualize Nixon and his Administration’s response to dissent. The era in which Nixon’s presidency existed was one fraught with protest. From the emergence of the counter-culture to the uprising...
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Fresh out of the Navy, a young Herbert Klein worked as a reporter and editor at the Alhambra Post-Advocate, a small newspaper in Southern California, near where he had earned his journalism degree at the University of Southern California.[1]~ ~1. Herbert G. Klein recorded interview by Timothy J. Naftali and David Greenberg, 20 February 2007, the Richard Nixon Oral History Project of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum. It was 1946. World War II had ended and the United States was on the verge of the Cold War. President Harry S. Truman signed the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, establishing the US Atomic Energy Commission. The United States was in recovery and the nation was looking forward. Klein was twenty-eight years old. As the norm at a small weekly outfit like the Alhambra Post-Advocate, Klein covered various beats. He was assigned to cover politics, though his dream was to be a sports...
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When Nixon began building his Administration, the first person he hired was his personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods. Woods had been part of Nixon’s political trajectory since 1951 and...
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While the Vietnam War protests galvanized Nixon’s antagonism toward the press, 1970 was filled with speeches, televised addresses on issues from wage and price restraint to Nixon’s approval of a plan for the Interagency Committee on Intelligence allowing for the conducting of operations against domestic targets. In October of that year, Nixon proposed a five-point plan for peace in...
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The years of 1971 and 1972 were turning points in the Nixon presidency. Nixon announced the opening of China, and there is little doubt that media relations were central in the cultivation of the President’s daily decisions at the time. Nixon had sent Kissinger to China secretly and then informed the nation of his own visit, an electrifying moment in US history. On network television, Nixon...
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Following his resignation from the Nixon White House, Klein returned to the newspaper business. However, he would not fully disconnect from the unraveling of the Administration until years later....
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Wafa Unus (Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017) is an assistant professor of journalism at Fitchburg State University, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where she also advises the writing and production of the university’s student-run newspaper, The Point. While getting her Ph.D., Dr. Unus purchased and operated a small monthly publication in Arizona, and consulted...
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This series encourages focused work examining the role and function of communication in the realm of politics including campaigns and elections, media, and political
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