The Press: Before & After

Like cartoon characters in the comic strips, many newspaper columnists never seem to grow old. For six years the same picture of Frank Kingdon, a onetime Methodist minister, has illustrated his "To Be Frank" column in the tabloid, New York Post, it was the likeness of a mildly balding, clean-shaven man in his 40s. Last week Dr. Kingdon, 59, decided to be frank about his looks. Without warning to the readers, the Post overnight changed photographs, used a new one of a bald, bearded and much older man (see cuts).


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