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conviction of Hiss for purgery, Chambers was asked to come to New York and the thought was to rehire him and then by the time, this was according to one of the history books, too, by the time he got to New York he didn't have a job waiting for him? Do you know anything about that?

Heiskell:

No.

Q:

What about the people who died, from Life, during the war? Anything?

Heiskell:

Chickering. Jacoby. I'm talking about people who were on the staff, you mean. I knew Chickering, and his wife. As a matter of fact, I got a letter from her yesterday. Such an attractive couple, really attractive. I knew Annalee Jacoby a bit, barely knew him. So I really don't have much to say other than it comes as an awful shock and yet it shouldn't because, obviously, if you're out there you've got just as good a chance at being killed as a correspondent or photographer as you have as a soldier, probably a better chance, as a matter of fact.

Q:

But when those things happened how did it affect the staff in New York?

Heiskell:

Just the way you'd expect it to.

Q:

What about coverage of the 1948 election?



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