A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 18, 1963

THERE are many definitions of news, and none of them totally satisfactory. But in practice, news is apt to be what an editor thinks his readers will be interested in, out of all that is going on. For some editors this means serving up mostly politics, sports, crime and a smattering of foreign troubles. TIME has spent its 40 years trying to widen the definition of what's interesting, and is pleased to find other editors now reporting the news in science, medicine, religion and education that was once so widely ignored. The more others...

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