Controlling campaign coverage

Thanks for the article "TV as Gatekeeper," March 12. I have often wondered who decides which presidential campaigns are covered and which are not.

My wonder has increased recently as I have seen polls which show a plurality of voters wishing there were other candidates in the presidential race. I am surprised that the campaign of Andre Marrou, of the Libertarian Party, is not getting more coverage. It seems that a presidential campaign run by America's third largest party would be of interest to voters. John Kell, Blacksburg, Va.

Letters are welcome. Only a selection can be published, subject to condensation, and none acknowledged. Please address them to "Readers Write," One Norway St., Boston, MA 02115.

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