The Press: Mission to Washington

In the stately Congressional Room of Washington's modernistic Hotel Statler, 350 eager editors hunched forward in their chairs. On the platform were three Soviet journalists who had flown the ocean to be interviewed by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Izvestia's slight, greying, top war cor respondent Ilya Ehrenburg, Red Star's mustached young (30) novelist Konstantin (Days & Nights) Simonov, and Pravda's chunky General Mikhail Galaktionov had arrived the afternoon before, wilted and bleary-eyed from their trip. Now, after a good night's sleep at their Embassy, they were ready for questions.

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