Monthly Archives: June 2012

Journalist Carried a Torch for Lighthouse Keeper

by Bob Stepno “The Woman on Lime Rock” No, this isn’t  about Pulitzer’s World campaigning to build a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. It’s about a reporter for the competing New York Herald who, at least according to this … Continue reading

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A ‘dangerous woman’ of the press

By Bob Stepno Doris Johnston (later Doris Macauley), “a courageous woman correspondent who refused to give in to the Japs” is featured in this April 1945 episode of “Soldiers of the Press,” titled “Hideout.” Despite compressing more than a year … Continue reading

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Pacific Action with Soldiers of the Press

William Tyree was already in Hawaii as a United Press reporter when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. In this “Soldiers of the Press” episode a year later, he recalls being talked out of his first impulse after the attack — … Continue reading

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Approaching D-Day with Soldiers of the Press

For June 6 last year, I pulled out a D-Day story from Soldiers of the Press along with the archived radio of actual newscasts and more than a dozen related links, including several about then United Press correspondent Walter Cronkite. … Continue reading

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