The president and the press
How the press went from "the best friend the country has" to the "enemy of the American people" in the eyes of America's presidents
President Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks to reporters at a press conference in the executive office.
President Harry Truman tells newsmen details of Germany's surrender during a press conference at the White House.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower faces reporters at a news conference.
President John F. Kennedy begins his first news conference as president in the auditorium of the new State Department building.
President Lyndon B. Johnson displays the incision from his gall bladder surgery and kidney stone removal at a news conference at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington.
President Richard Nixon answers questions from reporters at his first news conference as president in the East Room of the White House.
President Gerald Ford laughs with Bob Hope as they talk with reporters outside Bethesda Naval Hospital.
President Jimmy Carter meets with reporters aboard Air Force One.
President Ronald Reagan speaks to reporters, alongside his dog, Millie, after signing landmark legislation cutting the federal budget.
President George H. W. Bush talks with reporters from his window at Bethesda Naval Medical Center: "Don't worry about me!"
President Bill Clinton teases an ABC reporter during a news conference in the White House briefing room.
President George W. Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld speak to the press outside the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas, seven months before the start of the Iraq War.