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Ron Semple recalls a funny story about “Doc” Bowler at the Montana Press Association. Semple talks about the differences among the Montana Standard, Missoulian, and Billings Gazette including how they handled cigarette advertisements, what they chose to report on, and their endorsement of political candidates. He also talks about the history of the building that housed the Livingston Enterprise and how it was originally a whorehouse.
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Lee Newspapers; Lee Enterprises; Billings, Montana; Billings Gazette; Newspaper publishing; News reporting; Lloyd Schermer; Duane “Doc” Bowler; Missoulian; Livingston Enterprise; Montana Standard; Newspaper political endorsements; Newspaper advertising; Montana history; Whorehouses; Nixon, Richard M.
Lee Newspapers in Montana Oral History Project, OH 465, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 transcript (3 pp.: 28 cm.)
Semple, Ron, "Ron Semple Interview, 1975" (1975). Lee Newspapers in Montana Oral History Project. 29.