A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 3, 1973

For a journalist, the job of covering the President of the U.S. is always a plum, but its size, color and flavor change with each occupant of the Oval Office. Dean Fischer knows this well. When he joined TIME in 1964 after earning a master's degree in history at the University of Chicago and spending four years as a reporter for the Des Moines Register, his first assignment was to help cover Lyndon Johnson during the busy election year. Later, he served in several of our bureaus, from Chicago to Nairobi, but he has...

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