A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 16, 1970

THE tape recorder was running, ' and TIME'S team of cover reporters —Mary Cronin, Jonathan Larsen, Jay Cocks—had just about completed their interviews with the three Fondas. Then Peter Fonda started in on something that had been bugging him.

"Well, I think it's bloody b— s—for somebody from a magazine to come in and sit down—a young cat —and say, 'I identify with you, kid. Come on, let's get it on.' And I say, O.K. . . . And when it comes out in TIME, it's a whole different gig. It's the way your editors wanted me to be shown. That's it....

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