Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser, session 3 of 3 (6/26/1990)

Interview with Adam A. "Bud" Smyser conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 6/26/1990 at the KHET studio in Honolulu, Oʻahu as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. Newspaper editor remembers Hawaiʻi in the 1940s and the changes he observed with the political shifts in the 1950s. Topics include anti-communism sentiment in the 1950s and how this impacted the 1950 Democratic convention, and the Smith Act trials of 1953; Democratic landslide in 1954; 1959 and 1962 Burns-Quinn races for governorship; ethnic diversity of Governor Burns' cabinet; radio and television coverage of politics; politicians that are skillful with the media, including Frank Fasi, Neil Abercrombie; George Ariyoshi; qualities of a good political reporter; how mainland ownership of Hawaiʻi media groups affects local political coverage. Interview spans 3 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English


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