A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 24, 1967

SEVERAL paragraphs of TIME'S lead story in the March 17 issue caused much attention last week in the press, on TV and among politicians. The passage concerned the now celebrated encounter between Lyndon Johnson and Robert Kennedy at the White House on Feb. 6, following reports that Kennedy had been involved in peace feelers from Hanoi. The nature and tone of that meeting are not at issue; previous stories made clear that it was hostile and bitter. Since the tension between the President and the Senator kept growing—and is of national political significance—we tried to reconstruct the details of the...

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