The Press: A House in Scarsdale

Shady characters are often involved in shady deals which get them into the press. And many a libel suit is brought against newspapers by shady characters hopeful of windfalls. So some big newspapers, like the New York Herald Tribune, have libel reporters. Virtually a private detective, a libel reporter has to be a good sleuth because his job is to penetrate the respectable disguises of shady characters and prove that they have not been maligned.

The Herald Tribune's, libel reporter is tense, grizzled, fun-loving Jay Racusin. Inquisitive Newsman Racusin, now 47, has been with...

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