A Letter From The Publisher: Jun. 15, 1981

Newspapermen of 50 years ago were a restless bunch, moving from city to city in search of fresh stories, better pay and more congenial saloons. Today journalists are less peripatetic, but they still visit almost as many cities as traveling salesmen. This gives them a special feeling for the joys and problems of urban living, a perspective that came in handy when reporting this week's cover story. Correspondent Robert Geline, who has lived in Paris, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Philadelphia, puts Ed Koch at the top of his list of city wonders. Geline first reported on New York's flamboyant mayor...

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