A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 4, 1977

Our correspondents are noted for their prodigious outlay of energy—but little of it is ever wasted. When TIME's editors decided that the national energy problem was too pressing for us to wait for Jimmy Carter's new energy program, promised for April 20, they gave Washington Correspondent Don Sider the task of finding out in advance the details of the emerging program. Naturally, Sider went to see Presidential Assistant James Schlesinger, the subject of this week's cover. Just as naturally, Mr. Energy was not about to hand over the blueprint of a policy he...

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