A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 19, 1976

"How is it possible for you to have that in the magazine on Monday morning when it only happened on Saturday night?" The question, raised each time a late-breaking story makes the pages of TIME, arose again last week when 98.5% of our readers came upon "The Rescue: 'We Do the Impossible' " in their copies of the magazine.

For TIME, the story of the daring rescue of 104 Israeli hostages staged at Entebbe Airport in Uganda began at 11 p.m. (Israeli time) Saturday, July 3, when Jerusalem Correspondent David Halevy was suddenly unable to reach Israeli sources by phone. Says Halevy:...

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