Soon after making his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Sept 29, Premier Macmillan answered questions for television newsmen in his New York hotel.
Soon after making his speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Sept 29, Premier Macmillan answered questions for television newsmen in his New York hotel. Before the interview Mr. Macmillan said he recognised that the journalists had a job to do but he considered diplomacy and television incompatible. He cited the case of President Eisenhower who stated there could be no meeting between himself and Premier Khrushchev until the RB 47 pilots were sent back to America.
Mr. Macmillan considered the publicity the statement received made retrenchment impossible. The British Premier thought that agreements between the two could have been reached had the remark been made at a private meeting. He also said that if the General Assembly meeting turns out badly it could well be the fault of the newsmen.
At the interview three British television and newsreel correspondents put questions to the Prime Minister. Among them was a Visnews reporter who asked if the Premier thought the Communist block were dominating the General Assembly.