A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 6, 1973

During the past year, almost every member of our 19-man Washington bureau under Hugh Sidey has been involved in covering the Watergate affair. The mechanics of covering a story as complex as Watergate are themselves highly complicated—and subject to change on a moment's notice.

Two correspondents cover every word of the hearings. David Beckwith, himself a lawyer, spends almost five hours a day sitting virtually at each witness's left hand, watching and taking notes on the testimony (almost 6,000 pages so far). Former Saigon Bureau Chief Stanley Cloud concentrates primarily on the members and staff of the Ervin committee. Senior Congressional Correspondent...

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