Legendary journalist George Seldes on his career, SCW

September 2, 2010

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.

More here.