A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 22, 1973

THE relation between the President and the press," says Hugh Sidey, "should be as friendly enemies. We are concerned with what really happens rather than what the White House tells us, and frequently there are differences." Sidey's education in those distinctions started in 1960, when he covered John Kennedy's campaign for TIME. He then served as White House correspondent and began contributing a column to LIFE, an enterprise he continued after becoming TIME's Washington bureau chief. When LIFE ceased publication, we decided that Sidey's personal view of the President and the office was...

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