In addition to reading The Columbus Dispatch during my morning break, I often look through the current issue of Newsweek at the Bureau of Workers' Compensation library. Over the last year, I've noticed how wafer-thin it's become. There seem to be more and more graphics, less and less text, and long-running features seem to be disappearing, like slats from a picket fence. I haven't seen "The Periscope" in years, and "My Turn" rarely runs anymore. There is maybe half a page devoted to editorial cartoons, when they used to be interspersed throughout the entire magazine, running alongside the news items they caricatured.
During Watergate, I awaited the arrival of the next Newsweek just as urgently as a letter from my pen pal. I think it was the first time I ever started watching or following the news. (Below is the best Watergate-related cover that any publication ever printed.)