A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 29, 1984

Fast closings and short deadlines are routine at TIME; they are part of the rhythms of newsmagazine journalism. But rarely have TIME'S editors deliberately delayed the printing process a full day or imposed such formidable demands for speed and efficiency on editors, writers and correspondents as they did for this week's issue. When it became apparent that the foreign policy debate between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale in Kansas City on Sunday night was likely to be the climax of the 1984 presidential campaign, it was decided to hold the presses for 24 hours. The result: a complete and timely story...

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