A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 21, 1969

THERE are some weeks when a single event clearly dominates the news, and others when major stories seem to crowd in from all sides, each one competing for attention. This was the week of Apollo 12's blast-off for man's second moon landing, of yet another massive outpouring of sentiment over Viet Nam. TIME deals with them both. Yet as the days went by, it became increasingly clear that the biggest, most intriguing news was the Nixon Administration's mounting counteroffensive against dissent in the U.S. The speech attacking the television networks by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, whom TIME discussed in last...

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