From the Publisher: Dec 19 1988

Perestroika has come to the press. Kind of. Emulating the White House, the Kremlin laid on a charter plane (only $4,800 a head) for the Moscow-based press corps to follow Mikhail Gorbachev on his latest round of international travels. But the lumbering Ilyushin-62 jet, dubbed "Glasnost One," proved how far Gorbachev has to go to turn his promises into practice. Caviar and vodka helped while away the 14-hour flight, but the Soviets missed the opportunity -- so dear to U.S. officialdom -- to "spin" the news when they provided no briefings for their captive audience. On the ground in New York...

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