A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 27, 1984

After closing this week's cover story on the G.O.P.'s election strategy, 17 editors, writers and reporter-researchers from TIME's Nation section left New York City for Dallas on the second of their quadrennial pilgrimages to the political conventions. Particularly in a carefully orchestrated gathering like the one planned by the Republicans, viewing the events on TV cannot match the chance for firsthand observation. TIME's staff members will have numerous opportunities for face-to-face encounters and candid conversations with key participants. In addition to the reception given by Time Inc. Edi for in Chief Henry Grunwald and the editors of TIME at the new...

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