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No, I think I thought of myself mostly. [laughs] I'd
been publisher for fifteen years--
--then I spent an awful lot of the last ten years working
on the magazine. It isn't as if I had disassociated myself from it.
Then I had to take the burden, in the final analysis, of--not exactly
being the fall guy, but I was CEO, so I had to be responsible. And
Hedley and I appeared before the troops, and I had to tell them this
Was that a difficult time for you?
Oh! I think about--with the exception of the loss of my
daughter, this was one of the most difficult moments in my life.
Terrible. You know--all my friends who saw themselves without a job!
As it turned out, most of them made out pretty well.
Okay. Let's go back now. We're going to touch on some details,
and I might bring some things up that you have no memory of, or were
insignificant--just say so. Okay? This are just things that I've
Do you recall anything about--in 1948, you were involved, I
know, in the joint--which was unusual at that time--joint election
coverage, LIFE with NBC--
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