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Sun., Aug. 17, 2014

If you had been the editor in 1977

On this date in 1977, the front page of the morning newspaper in Memphis led with the death of Elvis Presley. Of course.

There were several Elvis stories starting on A1.

But there were also a couple of unrelated stories on that front page.

Some, over the years, have found it odd that the paper did not make A1 100% Elvis.

Others have defended the decision to play news of the entertainer's death prominently but not take over the whole front page with it.

What would you have done? 




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