A Letter From The Publisher: Jan. 5, 1981

Senior Correspondent Laurence Barrett first introduced himself to Ronald Reagan at a Reagan campaign appearance in Elizabeth, N. J. during the state's 1976 primary. "It was no more than a glancing meeting a handshake and exchange of pleasantries," says Barrett. He did not see Reagan again until almost four years later, when he was assigned to cover the former California Governor's latest campaign for the presidency. Barrett reintroduced himself in Los Angeles last January. In the ensuing months he interviewed Reagan more than a dozen times, as he tracked the candidate on...

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