Dialogue: The Presidency and the Press

Nov 1, 2017

President Kennedy takes questions from reporters at a press conference in the State Department auditorium, April 21, 1961.
Credit John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

President Trump has a rocky relationship with the reporters who cover his administration. But he's not the first chief executive to struggle with the press. On this edition of Dialogue, we hear about the history of the White House press corps and its dynamics with the president.

Host Brandon Hollingsworth is joined by Historian Emeritus of the U.S. Senate Donald Ritchie. He is the author of Reporting From Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps.