Contributors: Feb. 17, 1997

NANCY GIBBS was having dinner in a Georgetown restaurant with Madeleine Albright last week only a few hours before the world learned that her parents were Jewish and that some of her relatives had perished in the Holocaust. Soon she would have to face questions that were personal and painful. "It is a measure of Albright's diplomatic training," says Gibbs, "that she was able to get through a two-hour dinner without betraying much outward sign of all that she was juggling." While the two women covered a wide range of subjects, Albright's press aide, Jamie Rubin, was called to the phone...

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