From the Publisher: Jul 24 1989

Journalists always want their stories to be the best -- and the first. This week's issue features what we think are two notable examples of excellence and exclusivity. Correspondents Richard Behar and Scott Brown take a penetrating second look at the Exxon Valdez disaster. And in a special five-page section, Washington correspondent David Aikman talks with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in the first major interview the Soviet writer has given to any U.S. news organization since 1979.

After all the coverage of last March's Alaska oil spill, was there anything left to report? Nation editor Jack E. White figured there was. In the...

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