Press: Newsweek's Outsider Bows Out

And an insider steps up as its sixth top editor since 1972

When William Broyles took over as editor in chief of Newsweek in September 1982, the choice was widely seen as quirky. He had run successful magazines, Texas Monthly and California, but had almost no background in news coverage. Yet there was a bold rationale to the move: Broyles, with no ties to the magazine's past, would not feel hidebound by its traditions. A Texan, he would bring a heartland perspective to a magazine perhaps oriented too much toward New York City and...

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