Newspapers: An Heir for the Captain

Bill Moyers, late of the White House, was installed last week as publisher of the prosperous Long Island daily, Newsday (circ. 413,000), and heir presumptive to the owner and editor-in-chief, Captain Harry F. Guggenheim, 76. As befits such an occasion, the Captain threw a luncheon for 900 in Garden City that was a must for every New York politician from Governor Rockefeller and Senators Javits and Kennedy down to 20 of Nassau and Suffolk counties' senators and assemblymen.

The Captain reminisced over lunch. He recalled how, in the course of dealing with Johnson, he had...

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