A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 7, 1987

When the phone rang at 7:30 a.m. last Thursday in TIME Photographer Robin Moyer's Seoul hotel room, he thought it was a routine wake-up call. "Have you heard about what's going on in the Philippines?" asked Assistant Picture Editor Julia Richer, phoning from New York City. "My day got worse from then on," says Moyer. For the next 24 hours he and Richer coordinated the successful effort to give TIME readers the most up-to-date pictures to illustrate this week's WORLD story on the attempted coup against the government of Philippine President Corazon Aquino.

Moyer was in Seoul to set up procedures...