Magazines: Fix or Fiction?

"All I do," said Saturday Evening Post Editor Clay Blair Jr. in a recent speech, "is make speeches, deal with libel lawyers and raise hell about the telephone bill." Last week Blair was doing even less. Told by Curtis Publishing Co. President Matthew J. Culligan to quit talking to reporters, he hardly had time to look at the phone bill either. He was worrying about lawyers in an Atlanta courtroom where the Post was defending itself against a $10 million libel suit filed by former University of Georgia Football Coach Wally Butts.

The trouble was touched off last spring when the...

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