From the Publisher: Jan 23 1989

It wasn't the first time a member of the Bush family had turned the tables on a journalist, but senior writer Margaret Carlson was nonetheless a bit startled when Barbara Bush opened the interview by quizzing Carlson about the inner workings of TIME. "She was genuinely curious about the magazine," reports Carlson, who visited Mrs. Bush while she was still packing boxes at the vice-presidential mansion on Embassy Row.

Once the interview was under way, however, the questions Carlson had worked out with White House correspondent Michael Duffy drew surprisingly candid answers from the new First Lady. Carlson predicts that Mrs....

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