Interview with Harold Engstrom
QUESTION 19
INTERVIEWER:

DO YOU THINK THEY DID A GOOD JOB OR A BAD JOB OF IT, IN TERMS OF ACCURACY?

Harold Engstrom:

Well, I don't take Time magazine today, and I've cancelled Time magazine twice, during this period, because I wanted Time to get it right. I wanted the true story to get it right. I wanted the true story to get across, and I, for the first time in my life, was at first hand, to see the truth, and then when I read it in Time I was disappointed, and so I stopped. I said, "Why should I read about what's going on in Arabia, or South Africa, in a magazine if they can't get it right in Little Rock?" So I was disillusioned, and disappointed in examples of that kind. I think overall, they sent their best talented people here, some of the people that were reporters here later became their stars. And both television and the press, I think they certainly sent enough people, they had a whole army here, and so I think there was an effort made, but I was disappointed in that the true, real story didn't come across very clearly in the national press or in television.