The Press: Top of the Decade: The Press

> Norman Mailer, novelist, becomes Norman Mailer, journalist, with "Superman Comes to the Supermarket" about Kennedy's nomination, in Esquire, 1960.

> Playboy circulation average reaches 1,000,000 (now 5,000,000), 1960.

> Viet Nam reporting by David Halberstam. Neil Sheehan and Malcolm Browne contributes to the downfall of the Diem regime, 1963.

> With Sullivan v. The New York Times, the Supreme Court determines that a public official cannot be libeled by comment on his official conduct, 1964.

> The underground press blooms with the first issue...

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