The Press: Missing the Big One

The nation's second astronaut soared into orbit, landed all over the front pages of the U.S. press and, after a parade or two, almost dropped from view. In Maine, the Portland Press-Herald paid fond front-page homage to a resident who had celebrated his 100th birthday; in San Francisco, the Examiner hoisted one of its favorite banner headlines: S.F. MERCHANT SLAYS BRIDE IN LOVE NEST. In New York, the World-Telegram & Sun bannered an example of typical Communist behavior (REDS SPY ON U.S. A-TESTS), and the Post reported a typical episode in the life...

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