Papers of a journalist and news broadcaster for ABC and CBS who specialized in coverage of events in Russia and the Far East. Included are general correspondence, fan mail, writings of several types, and biographical material. Most complete in the correspondence are exchanges with several Chinese diplomats concerning Jaffe's attempts as a roving reporter for The Nation to visit the People's Republic of China during the 1950's. Most complete in the writings section are a group of fifty dispatches written as a Marine correspondent covering combat in Korea.
Also of interest are a number of television scripts for various ABC year-end news summaries, a transcript of an interview with Prince Sihanouk broadcast on ABC Scope in 1966, and a script for Soviet Woman, an ABC special which featured Jaffe's 1963 interview with Nina Petrovna Khrushcheva. Although most of the articles are represented by clippings, there is a dispatch copy of his 1955 interview with Chou En-lai, the first post-revolution interview granted to a western journalist.
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