A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 25, 1977

"It was very tough. They really took a lot of shots at Schlesinger.

But he defended himself well. He's a very smart man."

So said President Jimmy Carter to TIME Correspondent Stanley Cloud during Cloud's memorable and exclusive day at the White House, in which he talked to and observed the President from dawn into the late evening (TIME, April 18). Carter was talking about a session with Cabinet members and advisers to hammer out the energy plan that the President will present to the nation this week. Even before its release, the plan generated violent debate. As preparation for that debate and...

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