The Press: Wyoming's Mr. Big

In his home state of Wyoming, Publisher Tracy S. (for Stephenson) McCraken, 60. is Mr. Big. Publisher McCraken (rhymes with taken) not only puts out seven of Wyoming's ten dailies; he also controls three radio stations, is the main stockholder of Cheyenne's best-known hotel, the Plains, is a bank director, vice president of the University of Wyoming board of trustees, and a Democratic National Committeeman.

Last week Publisher McCraken, one of the most successful small-newspaper owners in the U.S., spread his influence even further. In Cheyenne he put into operation the state's first television...

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