From The Publisher: Mar. 23, 1992

Last week I reported associate publisher Ed McCarrick's view of TIME's role in the media environment of the '90s: "We help make the country's perceptions happen." This week we have an example. During a campaign in which the voters are giving every sign of being sick of sound bites and slogans, we persuaded the two leading Democratic contenders for the presidency to pause for an hour between their finger pointing and photo opportunities and sit down for an exclusive sleeves-up, statistics-rich duel over their economic prescriptions for the country.

Getting both Democrats to the table at the Butler Aviation facility in...

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