A Letter From the Publisher: May 13, 1985

Covering seven heads of state and gov-

ernment, in competition with 2,300 other reporters, photographers, broadcast technicians and producers, requires special abilities, and some agility as well. The TIME correspondents and photographers who reported on last week's economic summit in Bonn are veterans of several of these mammoth affairs. They came prepared to encounter, and counter, almost every sort of logistical or substantive emergency.

White House Correspondents Laurence I. Barrett, attending his fifth summit, and Barrett Seaman, whose experience goes back to the 1978 meeting in Bonn, had to contend with what Seaman calls "the bane of all reporters covering presidential...

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