Newsweek’s Glory Days

Magical memoir. “Back when a brand was something seared on a steer’s rump with a red-hot iron, Newsweek was what Joe Biden would call a big fuckin’ deal. It certainly was in the late spring of 1966, when I joined it as a cub reporter in San Francisco. Believe it or not, Newsweek had a San Francisco bureau — not just a stringer working out of his apartment but a real bureau, a four-man, full-time bureau in a comfortable, well-equipped office” (2,270 words)

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