Miller Center

Sarah McClendon

Speaker: Sarah McClendon
Date: February 16, 1972
Description
Reporter who began covering Lyndon B. Johnson in 1944. Washington correspondent for Philadelphia Daily News (1944). Writer in Washington, D.C. (1945-1946). Independent reporter for her own news service based in Washington, D.C., beginning in 1946. McClendon changed the format of the traditional press conference of the 1940s by questioning presidents and insistently demanding direct answers.

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