Ref NoOHP/74
TitleJohn Rosselli
Date8 April 1998
Extent1 audio tape, 1 cd, 1 file, 1 AIFF file (355.4 MB)
Creator NameRosselli; John (1927-2001); journalist and author
DescriptionInterview with John Rosselli, journalist for the Guardian. Conducted by Leslie Plommer on 8 April 1998. Also includes a data sheet containing biographical details about the subject and information about the recording and a copy of his obituary.

Summary contents of interview (with rough timings):

Disc 1:
Track 1
00.00 Family history and starting at the Guardian
03.50 Leader writers on the Guardian
06.00 Views on the leader - useful if it's informative. There should only be one leader per day
06.45 Describes A.P. Wadsworth as a 'anarchic genius' with a 'lightning quick' mind and 'spiky wit'
09.00 Wadsworth who launched paper to a national audience

10.10 Move from Manchester to London as deputy to Gerard Fay
12.30 Describes Paul Johnson on Aldermaston March
14.30 Gerard Fay tensions with Alastair Hetherington
17.05 Describes Hetherington
19.30 Tensions with the Brian Redhead 'sect' in Manchester

21.50 Story on The Beatles in late 1962
22.50 Print unions
24.00 Guardian offered American fax printing in 1951 - didn't take it up or consult unions
26.00 Gentlemen vs. players - result of the layout of the Manchester office
27.30 The paper as a quality niche product
29.30 Guardian he worked on compared with the Guardian today
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess to recording via GNM Digital Repository
FormatElectronic record
CD recording
Printed document
Tape recording
CopyrightGuardian News & Media Ltd and John Rosselli's estate

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