Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
In his piece on the changing of the guard at the Washington Post last week (“Declining Kingdom, Waning Power”), Philip Terzian wrote, “If this . . . vacancy had occurred two decades ago, it would have been filled by such usual suspects as Gene Roberts, Geneva Overholser, or the late Michael Gartner.” Mr. Terzian is pleased (but professionally chastened) to report that Michael Gartner, former editor of the Des Moines Register, and president of NBC News, is very much alive and reportedly in excellent health.
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