A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 16, 1962

JOURNALISM these days is a changing craft. Television, with its on-the-spot and vivid coverage of the biggest news events, has not only eliminated newspaper extras but has made superfluous much old-fashioned "color" writing. (It has affected us too: a reader will find far fewer descriptions in TIME than in the past of heads of state stepping down from planes or getting into their limousines.) But an even greater change has been the public's increasing interest in what were once regarded as distant or complex subjects, and here a weekly magazine has an advantage over a daily newspaper with its hasty deadlines...

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