ONE OF THE PLEASURES OF WRITING this column is to give our readers some insight into how a magazine is put together and what happens to our writers when they go about gathering the stories that appear on the pages that follow. In other words, here is where you read the story behind the stories.
Gregory Curtis wrote his article on Newsroom, the Public Television news show in Dallas, under hectic circumstances. Curtis was sitting around the Newsroom studio a few weeks ago, watching how the staff put together a routine evening news program. About 45 minutes before the show was to go on the air, one