An Appreciation

One TIME correspondent who worked for Murray Gart, who became chief of the Time-Life News Service in 1969, remembers him as a "force of nature." Others might be more specific and not always complimentary. But whether Murray came on like a raging tornado or a relentlessly pressing tide, his presence always drove those around him toward better journalism. Gart, who died on March 31, was the chief of TIME's team of correspondents until 1978, in an era marked by the Vietnam War, Watergate, turbulence in the Middle East and the nuclear-arms race. Reporting by the media was intense and competitive, and...

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