The Press: Op-Editor in Pink

There is no better sampling of opinion in daily U.S. journalism than the three-year-old Op-Ed page of the New York Times. It carries the regular columnists of the Times plus outside contributors both obscure and famous. Such disparate commentators as Warren Burger, Casey Stengel and Alexander Solzhenitsyn find a place along with college students and soldiers.

The page's reach is a reflection of its first editor, Harrison Salisbury, who won a Pulitzer Prize as a Moscow correspondent, has written or edited 17 books, and is considered one of the more cerebral journalists of his generation. Now about to turn 65, Salisbury...

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