A Letter From the Publisher: Jan. 28, 1985

Even as TIME reported the swirl of Inaugural events and personnel changes that marked the start of President Reagan's second term, our Washington bureau was completing changes in its Reagan-watching team. Washington Contributing Editor Hugh Sidey (who last week conducted his 16th interview with the President) and Senior White House Correspondent Laurence Barrett have been joined by two fresh correspondents on the East and West Wing beats: Barrett Seaman, who has reported from the State Department for the past year, and Alessandra Stanley, most recently a Nation section writer.

- Stanley likens the initiation to "trying to jump onto a spinning...

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