A Letter From The Publisher, May 26, 1975

Last Monday Assistant Publisher Lane Fortinberry, White House Correspondent Dean Fischer and I had the pleasure of presenting a special leather-bound copy of our Bicentennial issue to our highest ranking reader, Gerald Ford. Our appointment was delayed by a strategy session of the National Security Council. That meeting, we later discovered, had focused on ways to respond to the Cambodian seizure of the merchant ship Mayaguez (see cover story). Unruffled by the developing crisis, the President greeted us warmly and leafed through the special edition. He paused at the People section, laughing over colonial Dr. Benjamin Rush's prognosis of ten extra...

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