A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 29, 1963

MORE than most men in public life, President Kennedy had an affinity for the press that was widely reciprocated. As a Congressman and as Senator (which he was when he first appeared on TIME'S cover back in 1957), he liked the company of journalists, and found many of his friends among them. When he entered the White House, the relationship became more formal, discreet and professional, as it had to. But it continued. As a superb politician, John Kennedy understood the value of sympathetic press coverage, as a President he wanted to influence opinion, but most of all he seemed to...

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