A Letter From The Publisher, Feb. 15, 1960

Railroads, Tariffs, Senate . . . The public has a right to know in detail about such matters. But none of these things so vitally affect the public as the press, daily and periodical. The public gets no news in regard to the news.

With that statement in its original ""prospectus, TIME from its beginning has reported regularly on the news about the news. Today the press is bigger than ever: some 57 million newspapers are printed daily in the U.S., magazine circulation stands at new peaks, radio and television play increasingly active journalistic roles. Yet, as in 1923, when TIME'S first...

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