Publishers: A Discontented Man

"The U.S. is full of totally rational publishers who never did a damn thing for their papers. Under Phil Graham, we at least had the potential of being a great newspaper, nationally and internationally." So spoke a Washington Post & Times Herald staffer last week, and many another stricken colleague echoed his impulsive obituary. If their reactions seemed curiously defiant, it was because their energetic, engaging boss, whose rapidly expanding press empire consisted of the Washington Post, News week, two art magazines, a pair of profitable TV stations and a burgeoning news service, had for more than a year...

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