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Tom DeFrank juices his career by pulling the plug on a great story.

Reporter Tom DeFrank gave up a big scoop in 1974 when then vice-president  Gerald Ford told him that he expected President Nixon would leave office. Ford begged DeFrank to put it those remarks off the record, though the reporter was under no obligation to do so.  Even so, DeFrank caved. Instead of giving his readers the story, DeFrank was rewarded with unusual access to Ford throughout the rest of his life. Now that Ford is gone, DeFrank is free to write what he wants about the late president. Dick Weiss and McGraw Millhaven discuss this and more on the McGraw Show on KTRS (550 AM). Click the link above to listen to or download the podcast.

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