A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 24, 1974

"President Nixon's Middle East visit," reports White House Correspondent Dean Fischer, "is the most exhausting story I've ever covered. Like most reporters accompanying the President, I get only about three hours of sleep each night. It's an early-morning-to-late-night job just to report the story—I write my files in the wee hours of the morning."

Covering a string of one-night stands is nothing new for Fischer. "It's like a presidential election campaign transplanted to an exotic clime," he says, recalling his days aboard George McGovern's rattling bus-train-airplane caravan two years ago. "But in this case, the fatigue is compounded by the difference in...

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