A Reagan Crony on the Line

Flamboyant Charles Wick admits to making secret tapes

He travels surrounded by four bodyguards, stays in $200-a-night hotel suites and hands out $5 tips. His hosts are often given precise instructions to provide him with a telephone at all times, a bed for a nap in the afternoon, even a piano to play by night. Security guards at his Washington headquarters are supplied with his picture and told never to ask for his identification. The United States Information Agency (then called the International Communication Agency) was a neglected foreign policy backwater before Charles Z....

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