A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 16, 1974

The news of President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon hit TIME staffers when most were just beginning to recover from closing the magazine. At 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Washington Correspondent Bonnie Angelo was alerted to the pending announcement. Correspondents from Los Angeles to Boston went into high gear, while from backyards and boats, beaches and in a few cases beds, some 45 researchers, reporters, copyreaders, production and layout specialists, photographers and editors headed for midtown Manhattan, many in blue jeans. Senior Editor Marshall Loeb had been asleep only a few hours when he was called in from Westchester to write the cover...

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