A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 25, 1972

NO passion in the world," H.G. Wells once observed, "is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft." Wells might have been guilty of some hyperbole, but many writers, including some of ours, share his suspicion of editors' passions and pencils. Christopher Porterfield, in planning the cover story on TV Producers Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear, skirted the problem. One of the sections he presides over as a senior editor is Show Business & TV. He assigned himself to write the story, then served as his own editor. No one could quarrel with his credentials in either...

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