Press: Notes from the Academy

When Syndicated Humorist Art Buchwald heard that Russell Baker had won a Pulitzer Prize, he addressed a memo to half a dozen of the nation's top humor columnists accusing Baker of spending $100,000 to lobby for the prize and suggesting a response to any queries about the award: "I have no comment until I read one of Baker's columns." When Baker received the bulletin, he fired off one of his own, thanking his colleagues for planning a gala testimonial dinner in his honor. "Unfortunately, I cannot accept," he added, "as I will be...

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