A Letter From The Publisher, may 16, 1960

AT 7 o'clock one morning last week, just 40 hours before press time for this week's issue. TIME'S editors noted the news crackling out of Moscow and made a quick decision: the cover subject should be U.S. Pilot Francis Powers, who had landed in Russia, in the headlines, and in the middle of the cold war. Within minutes, cables and telephone calls were going out of the TIME & LIFE Building in Manhattan to three continents with the message that the editors had put aside the cover that had been painted, printed and written,...

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