The Press: Guess Who's Coming To the Conventions

In this security-conscious election year, the Secret Service is asking reporters who will be covering the conventions to fill out personal questionnaires. The forms require, among other things, the individual's Social Security number and place of birth. A few of the responses are likely to startle the service. Some publications are reaching far afield for big or bizarre names who will be going to Miami Beach more as impressionists than journalists.

Esquire again gets the prize for unusual choices. In 1968 the magazine recruited Playwright Jean Genet, Novelist William Burroughs, Satirist Terry Southern...

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