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a cover called ‘Watergate Revelations,’ a cover called, ‘Richard
Nixon,’ and then there's a slight pause and then they're two
successive covers on John Dean, another on Mitchell, another on Nixon
and Ervin, “The Constitutional Challenge,' Spiro Agnew, Nixon's
Problems,” Henry Kissinger. Then shortly afterwards there are two
more covers on Spiro Agnew and then the end comes with the push to
impeach Nixon. And all of us, everybody at Time, Life--no, Life
wasn't around, Time was trying to get the goods, just as the
Washington Post was.
Was there a sense of competition with the Post?
Oh, yeah. The Washington Post and the New York Times.
And the Washington Post won that competition hands down, and is still
riding that fame today, even though as a paper, it's much inferior to
the Times. But it's still got that glory. Of course, the antagonism
between the White House and the press, which included us, became
total. Finally--I'm trying but I can't remember the date--finally, I
remember having a number of conversations with Donovan about whether
we should demand that Nixon resign.
Editorally. And we, we didn't have an editorial page at
that point. But-
Because the editorial page had been at Life and it was no
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