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The management and the employees.
What about--since it was a publishing business--the readers? The
Well, yes, but that's taken for granted. I just assumed
that we would appeal to the public. If we didn't appeal to the
public, we wouldn't exist.
But being a news organization as well, did you feel you had to
act on behalf of the public? Did you feel you--
I have to say that I don't think you act on behalf of the
public. Hopefully, you acted for the general good of the public.
But that's different then--
--yes, but that's sort of in the mind all the time,
because you're dealing with public policy all the time. So,
hopefully, you are dealing with public policy in a positive manner.
You never know whether you are or not, of course.
It must have been hard, though, to resist--in that era, in
particular--the increasing pressure from Wall Street to perform for
the stock price, for investors, you know, for the shareholders.
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