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Bruce Babbitt, then governor of Arizona and later U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Bill Clinton, gives his acceptance speech for the Thomas Jefferson Award. He shares his past history working with and in journalism, as well as personal thoughts and advice on the subject.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Governor Bruce Babbitt

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 27, 1981

Location: Lubbock, Texas


Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Thomas Jefferson Awards Banquet, Introduction, Role of the press, First Amendment, Function and Importance of Journalists, Relationship of press between elected officials and the public, Governor Bruce Babbitt, Started in press (November 1974), Attorney General of Arizona, Actions taken, Role of press, Framed, Arizona Daily Star, Don Bolts, Partner from the press, Printed truth about official scandals, Courageous publisher, Homicide, Several murders convicted, National Press, Bob Green, [TAPE INTERRUPTED], Relationship of press to honest government officials, Governor Babbitt (again), Thoughts and Advice to journalism, Journalism at National, State, and Local levels, Quality of government programs and institutions, Equity strived for, Tendency of press to lay aside good news and too quick to condemn, Types of questions to ask, I. F. Stumm, Characteristics, Develop expertise, Jeffersonian journalist, Read Thomas Jefferson, Philippe Phroneau, Closing

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1974-1981

Bulk Dates: 1974

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