What's Your Lead, Walter?

Friday, December 19, 2003

For more than four decades, Walter Mears covered national politics for the Associated Press. He was famous on many a campaign bus for his speedy writing and his uncanny knack for honing in on the essence of a story. In his new book, "Deadlines Past: 40 Years of Presidential Campaigns, a Reporter's Story," he shares the view from his front seat of presidential history, as well as some secrets of the trade. Here, Mears chews over his career with Bob.

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