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The Best Journalist of His Time

Elderly movie actors have one big advantage over aging journalists. The actor may now look his age doing headache commercials, but a younger public brought up on television reruns has a live and fond memory of him at his once best. Yet when a newspaperman like James ("Scotty") Reston, 77, gives up his New York Times column after more than 30 years at it, how many outside his own craft recall the days when he was the best journalist of his time?

There are no films of Scotty Reston in his starring days, but as a reporter he was the real...

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