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Australian Left Review

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Comment: Australian Left Review No. 4 December 1966-January 1967


R. Dixon


TELEVISION takes its audiences close to events and the men who lay claim to decisive influence on those events. The cameras were very revealing of President Johnson and Prime Minister Holt in their politicians’ progress through eastern Australia. Predictably, Mr. Holt came out worse—obviously obsequious, long-winded and boring. Mr. Johnson, more experienced and better coached in projecting an image, was perhaps the bigger disappointment to those who may have looked for any signs of intellectual depth or I grasp of the moral and political issues in Vietnam and Asia.