A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 26, 1984

With Ronald Reagan's reelection, the operative word in Washington, B.C., is continuity; next January marks the beginning of what could be the first two-term presidency in a generation. In TIME'S Washington bureau, however, Jan. 1 will mark a change of leadership: Robert Ajemian, bureau chief for the past seven years, is moving back to his home town, Boston, to direct TIME'S New England coverage. His replacement will be Strobe Talbott, most recently the magazine's diplomatic correspondent.

Ajemian joined Time Inc. in 1952 and rose to become assistant managing editor of LIFE. He came...

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