The Nation: Just Wee Geordie for a Day

Ready and willing to parade his down-home political style abroad, Carter launched his summit schedule with a trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, George Washington's ancestral home in northeastern England. TIME Correspondent Stanley Cloud accompanied the President on his excursion into the British byways. Cloud's report:

As Air Force One landed at London's Heathrow Airport, hundreds of journalists from all over the world waited in the rain to record the event. The British, who are not uncomfortable with imperial trappings—as their guest professes to be—rolled out a rich red carpet for him. The President stepped from his plane, carrying an efficient little briefcase instead of...

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