Auditioning for National Journal

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A few weeks after a job in­ter­view in 1975 with Na­tion­al Journ­al, it was time for my au­di­tion. I was to ac­com­pany NJ re­port­er Rich Co­hen and take pho­tos of Ed­ward C. Schmults, Pres­id­ent Ford’s deputy coun­sel and co-chair of the Do­mest­ic Coun­cil Re­view Group on Reg­u­lat­ory Re­form. As a 25-year-old art-school gradu­ate, I had nev­er been in the White House be­fore, nor had I heard the phrase “reg­u­lat­ory re­form” uttered pre­vi­ously. I was in awe as we walked through the halls to Schmults’s of­fice, where I shot black-and-white pho­tos dur­ing the in­ter­view. (In this photo, Schmults is on the left and Co­hen is on the right.) Pretty heady stuff, though I took great pains to ap­pear non­chal­ant at the time. That night in my dark­room, I de­veloped the film. The fol­low­ing day, I brought the pho­tos in­to Na­tion­al Journ­al and walked out with a job that would last more than 39 years.


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