The Press: The Old Lady of Washington

As the oldest, richest paper in Washington, the Evening Star (circ. 226,000) is the capital's only real home-town daily. While other Washington dailies vie for national prestige and influence, the Star acts as Washington's devoted housewife, fighting as hard for good garbage disposal in the District as for good government in the nation. Like any efficient housekeeper, the Star seldom wastes anything, every day prints almost all the 200,000 words that file into its city room over the A.P. wire. Although its coverage of the government, Capitol Hill and the world is more complete than any paper in the city,...

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