A Letter From The Publisher, Nov. 8, 1976

Election Day will end months of campaigning, not only by the candidates but also by a pursuing army of some 200 reporters (see THE PRESS). To represent TIME, Chief of Correspondents Murray Gart assigned two teams of Washington staffers: Dean Fischer, Strobe Talbott and Christopher Ogden to the Ford-Dole campaign; Stanley Cloud, Bonnie Angelo and John F. Stacks to Carter-Mondale—and sometimes the correspondents have switched from one campaign to the other to get a fresh perspective. For this week's issue, both candidates gave exclusive interviews to TIME (see THE NATION).

Covering such a...

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