A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 19, 1965

REPORTERS, writers, editors and photographers usually are—and should be—observers and analyzers rather than participants. Last week, when the biggest blackout in history hit the Northeastern U.S., the newsmen found themselves very much part of the story they were covering.

Our cover, focusing on the most critically hit area, New York City, is a montage of scenes representative of those now indelibly imprinted on the memories of people who lived through the dark. The dramatic X like view of auto lights illuminating Times Square is the work of Photographer Henry Grossman, who, burdened with...

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