A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 19, 1968

TIME is at heart a magazine of ideas expressed in words, but our editors pursue the right pictures with as much intensity as they use in their search for the best language. Simply stated, the purpose of the 70 or so black and white pictures that we usually run is to enhance the vitality and meaning of the stories.

To get these pictures, we maintain a Picture Research staff, whose dozen members mine the world each week in search of the singular picture which will best illuminate a story, whether the subject is king, clown or space capsule. The picture researchers—all of...

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