A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 1, 1960

WHILE a most important part of a newsmagazine's job is done in the quiet offices of writers and editors, there is no substitute for reporters who get all there is to get at the scene where news is breaking. Some of TIME's reporters at work on last week's big stories provided some striking examples:

¶At Washington's National Airport one morning at 5:20, a lone reporter walked out onto the field to greet Vice President Richard Nixon returning from his secret meeting in New York with Nelson Rockefeller. The reporter: Washington Correspondent Harold B. ("Burt") Meyers, whose assignment is Richard Nixon.

¶In the...

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