The Press: The Promised Punch

In the eight months since he stepped into Punch's editor's chair, Malcolm Muggeridge has been trying to put the punch back into Britain's famed but ailing weekly humor magazine. Last week ex-Newsman (London Daily Telegraph) Muggeridge broke the most sacrosanct Punch tradition of all: he changed the cover for the first time in 109 years. For a special issue on British television, Muggeridge replaced Punch's elves, capering gnomes and rogues with caricatures of Britons debating commercially sponsored-TV on the British Broadcasting Corp. (among the recognizable faces: Press Lords Beaverbrook, Rothermere, Camrose and...

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