A Letter From The Publisher, May 14, 1973

WHILE some of TIME'S cover stories are months in the making, many others are researched, reported and written in the space of days, sometimes hours. Speed was the essence of this week's cover on President Nixon and the newest developments in the Watergate case. The story was written by one of our most durable deadline racers, Associate Editor Ed Magnuson; it was his 40th cover story for TIME and the fourth he has written on Watergate in the past eight weeks.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota (1950), Magnuson spent ten years as a reporter and assistant city...

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