From The Publisher: Oct. 14, 1991

It was during a recent flight over Arkansas that Margaret Carlson realized one of the ironies of being deputy chief of our Washington bureau, a job she assumed in July. Margaret was aboard a small plane to interview Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, now a Democratic presidential hopeful, when a thunderstorm hit. "Clinton loved it," she says. "But I'm a white-knuckle flyer even in clear skies." As the plane bucked and lurched, she recalled that it is one of her duties to assign stories to the bureau's correspondents -- but she had assigned this one to herself.

Then again, placing herself on...

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