Oral History

Walter R. Mears

A Pulitzer Prize-winning political reporter for the Associated Press for more than forty years, Mears covered every presidential election from 1960 to 2000. He also covered the Cuban missile crisis from the Pentagon and, following the assassination, was the first AP reporter to cover President Lyndon Johnson. Mears wrote the books Deadlines Past (2003) and The Kennedy Brothers (2009). Recorded August 27, 2010, and September 13 and September 14, 2013.