A Letter From The Publisher: Nov. 16, 1981

Turning up in the right place at the right time and sounding out those who make the news is a fundamental part of journalism's mandate. For 16 days last month TIME met that mandate in singular fashion as it escorted 32 top U.S. businessmen and leaders on a Newstour of Eastern Europe and the Persian Gulf. From a lunch in Warsaw with General Wojciech Jaruzelski, just after he had been named the head of Poland's Communist Party, to an hour-long question-and-answer session with Egypt's new President Hosni Mubarak, the Newstour was where the...

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