From The Publisher: Oct. 19, 1992

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES TEND TO BE PIVOTAL MOMENTS in most campaigns, and that fact generates a dramatic atmosphere. But on the eve of their first high- stakes face-off, George Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot weren't the only ones under extraordinary pressure. Since the debate was scheduled to begin a full day after the magazine's usual closing time, managing editor Henry Muller made the rare decision to hold presses until Sunday night to accommodate this week's cover story. We are used to stretching our deadlines occasionally in order to include late-breaking major news, but covering Sunday's showdown in St. Louis, Missouri, required...

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