A Letter from the Publisher

Correspondent Mary Cronin had known for days that Dan Rather of CBS's 60 Minutes had received big-money offers from all three major networks, and the promise of Walter Cronkite's job if he would stay with CBS. She also knew, from her talks with Rather himself, that the newsman hoped to choose from among the offers by last Wednesday. "What I didn't know, and what had me pacing the floors that day, was how Rather would decide," says Cronin. "And he didn't know that himself, even when he...

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