Well, take me back down where cool water flow, yeh.
Let me remember things I love
Dan. Your rifle.
All right, do them all.
First and second squad, too.
Stoppin' at the log where catfish bite.
Who's the longhair?
That's Ellsberg. Works for Lansdale at the embassy.
I can hear the bull frog callin' me.
Wonder if my rope's still hangin' to the tree.
Let's move out.
Let's go. Moving out.
Love to kick my feet way down the shallow water.
Shoe fly, dragon fly, get back to your mother
I'll take good care of it.
Skip it across Green River.
Bravo 27, this is Kilo 4 Tango.
Fire mission. Grid 298471.
Just hang in there, buddy. They're gonna fix you up.
Secretary would like a word. You wanna follow me?
Well, you can say what you want to the President.
I've read every one of Ellsberg's reports...
and I'm telling you, it's just not the case.
Dan, you know Mr. Komer.
He's been discussing the war with the President...
and, well, his sense is that
we've made real progress over the past year...
but I've been doing my own review, and it seems to me...
that things have gotten worse.
But neither of us have been in the field.
You have, you're the one who knows.
So, what do you say?
Are things better or worse?
Well, Mr. Secretary...
what I'm most impressed by is how much things are the same.
You see, that's exactly what I'm saying.
We put another hundred thousand troops
into the field, things are no better.
To me, that means things are actually worse.
Thank you, Dan.
Mr. Secretary! Sir!
How was your trip, sir? Sir.
Good afternoon, gentlemen.
I don't have any prepared remarks...
but I'd be very happy to take your questions one at a time.
Jim. Mr. Secretary...
I'm wondering if the trip left you optimistic or pessimistic...
about our prospects in this war and our ability to win it.
He asked whether I was optimistic or pessimistic.
Today, I can tell you that military progress over
the past 12 months, has exceeded our expectations.
We're very encouraged by what we're seeing in Vietnam.
In every respect, we're making progress.
And I'm especially pleased to have had
Bob Komer along for the trip.
So he could see for himself
that we've been showing great improvement...
in every dimension of the war effort.
Good night, Dan.
Good night, Dan. Night, guys.
You okay, Dan?
Yeah. Yeah, thought I'd forgot something.
Next left on Melrose.
We have committed ourselves to the cause...
of a just and peaceful world order
through the United Nations.
"May 3rd, 1950."
"President Truman approved $10 million"
"In military aid to Indochina."
and prestige depend...
on how we use our power in the interests of world peace.
"I feel concerned about paragraph six..."
"Which gives authority to control"
"General elections in Vietnam."
The United States, as the world knows,
will never start a war.
"May 11th, 1961."
"President Kennedy orders"
"A full examination by the Defense Department..."
"Of a possible commitment of U. S. Forces to Vietnam."
We are not about to send American boys...
9 or 10,000 miles away from home...
to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves.
"President Johnson chose to reaffirm the Kennedy policies."
"Military operations should be initiated"
"Under close political control."
Can we just do the numbers
just one more time?
The company's selling how many shares?
1.35 million shares.
And the price range is?
Between $24.50 and $27 per share.
Not exactly a huge difference.
For them. But, you know, the bankers
always do fiddle with the prices.
But for us, that's over $3 million...
and that represents over five years' salary
for 25 good reporters.
Good. But why spend in the newsroom?
You're far less profitable
than Gannett or Knight or Ridder.
Gannett and Knight and Ridder
own monopoly papers in smaller cities.
And our readers are leaders, you know.
They're educated. They demand more.
That's why we invest in really good reporters.
Because quality and profitability
do go hand in hand.
You know all this already. Oh, gosh!
I don't know if I do.
I should get to breakfast. Yeah.
We don't want Paul or Arthur too antsy this afternoon.
And thank you, Fritz. Mmmhmm.
See you downtown. I'll see you.
You think this is really necessary?