Nation: Novice Newsman In the East Room

I SUPPOSE it took a fair amount of hypocrisy to ask this man's press secretary for permission to attend a presidential press conference," admitted Robert Gordon, who does not approve of Richard Nixon. Nevertheless, several months ago, in his capacity as a feature writer for his high school newspaper in Newton, Mass., Gordon, 16, wrote a letter to Ronald Ziegler, because "I couldn't sleep and there was nothing else to do." Gordon, son of a real estate executive, was surprised by the result: an invitation to join a number of other high school and college journalists at last week's televised...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!