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It's Friday, the 13th of February. We're in New York City, at
870 U.N. Plaza. This is Jessica Holland. Would you state and spell
your full name.
I'm Andrew Heiskell: H-e-i-s-k-e-1-1.
Okay. We're going to take a pause from Time Inc., and we're
going to talk about some of your other activities through the years.
And why won't you start with Harvard. Trace it from your first
involvement with Harvard up to date.
Way back, maybe twenty years ago, because of my
involvement in urban affairs, I was asked to be chairman of a new
center, urban center, that Harvard and MIT had put together. It was
really chairman of the visiting committee. And it was an effort to
make useful studies about the housing industry, city planning, the
problems of the poor, and so on and so on. I think the first or the
second Director was Pat Moynihan, now the Senator--which of course
made the job more interesting because he's always such a marvelously
amusing raconteur. I was that for quite a few years, and then for
reasons that I'm not quite--
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