The Press: Off to a Helluva Start

The accession of Gerald R. Ford to the presidency has brought few palpable changes so far to the lives of most Americans. But to the press, the turn over in the Oval Office already seems like the dawn of a new era, free of the rancor of the Nixon years.

Among the first to experience and express the new mood are the 40 or so members of the permanent White House press corps. "It feels like someone threw open the window of the White House to let in light and air," says Peter Lisagor of the...

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