A Letter From the Publisher: Feb. 17, 1986

TIME maintains one of the largest newsgathering organizations of any U.S. publication: the magazine's news service includes eleven domestic and 22 overseas bureaus staffed by 90 correspondents. In a world where news seems to break faster and in more places each week, overseeing this network is a tall order. For the past 7 1/2 years, Assistant Managing Editor and Chief of Correspondents Richard Duncan has filled that order with energy and distinction. Beginning this week, Duncan will put his journalistic and managerial skills to work as TIME's chief administrative officer. As a deputy to Managing Editor Jason McManus, he will oversee...

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