The Press: New Head at Harper's

In the four months since Willie Morris resigned as editor in chief at Harper's, Chairman John Cowles Jr. and Publisher William Blair have examined a list of nearly 100 names in the search for a successor. They talked to about 25 men, including several well known to the journalism fraternity: Paris Review Editor George Plimpton, former Saturday Evening Post Editor Otto Friedrich, onetime Newsday Publisher Bill Moyers, Columnist Tom Wicker, and London Bureau Chief Anthony Lewis of the New York Times. Last week Cowles and Blair finally decided on a dark horse: TIME...

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