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I don't know who they went to specifically. I can't
But what was the general attitude at Time, Inc.
Well, the general attitude at Time, Inc. was those files
are ours. It's nobody's business to go poking into our files.
Any particular memories surrounding major events, i.e. any of the
key invasions, FDR's death?
FDR's death I can remember. Absolutely extraordinary! I
was on the editorial floor when the word spread and everybody just
came to a complete stop. Literally, it was as if they had been
struck down wherever they stood. I don't mean that they actually
fell, but we all just stopped, couldn't believe it. We had become so
accustomed to the father figure that we couldn't believe that he was
no longer there. Of course, instantly, your mind said, not only is
the father figure gone but there isn't anybody else, because, of
course, Truman had been practically a hidden person during that whole
Was it a surprise or did the press have any sense of how sick he
No, no. It's really unbelievable when you consider some of
those pictures that did appear--some, most of them were censored.
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