The Press: Best Beat on Earth

In Washington last week, the Manchester Guardian's brilliant, bookish Max Freedman attended an Old Vic performance of Saint Joan at the National Theater and escorted an old friend—Jacqueline Kennedy. The week before, Freedman sat down in the White House for a chat with another old friend—John F. Kennedy. Rated by his peers as the best foreign correspondent covering the U.S. capital, Max Freedman boasts channels of communication that few of them can match. But even those on less familiar terms with the President and his wife share Freedman's conviction that Washington is the best news beat on earth. Says he: "I...

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