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Dennis Ryerson Discusses the Floods in Des Moines.

Editor of the editorial page at the Des Moines Register, Dennis Ryerson. Ryerson and the staff are putting out the paper during the floods, without running water or electricity; they work in daylight with pencils and typewriters. Ryerson was in the unique position to report on the near fistfight between the Des Moines mayor and its city council over the right time to turn on the city's water supply.


Other segments from the episode on July 21, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 21, 1993: Interview with Dennis Ryerson; Interview with Richard Flesicher; Review of Edmund Wilson's book "The Sixties."


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