Legendary journalist George Seldes on his career, SCW

September 2, 2010
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The Film Archive(d) has posted the full 1983 TV debut of George Selden, in which the legendary journalist recounts his decades-long career, including his coverage of the Spanish Civil War:

Although George Seldes was one of the giants in the history of American journalism, particularly in the field of press criticism, he was neglected and blacklisted by the mainstream press. … Seldes pointed out the pro-Nazi segments of the American press, particularly the “Readers’ Digest” and William Randolph Hearst, who accepted a “bribe” to print pro-Nazi stories. Next, he related his experiences as a reporter during the Spanish Civil War and exposed the gross censorship, distortions and lies in the press about the tragic struggle.

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