After six years of magic, President Reagan broke the spell. By deceiving the nation, he and those around him badly damaged his presidency. This traumatic tale is still unfolding, with no end in sight. This is how it developed.
A team of 49 reporters, editors, artists, photographers and researchers produced this special section.
Project Directors: Gaylord Shaw and Richard E. Meyer.
Principal Writers and Reporters: Michael Wines, Doyle McManus, Karen Tumulty and Robert Shogan in Washington, William C. Rempel and Bob Drogin in New York and Washington and Dan Fisher in Jerusalem
Contributing Reporters: Maura Dolan, Norman Kempster, Sara Fritz, James Gerstenzang, Jack Nelson, Ronald J. Ostrow, Don Irwin and Robert C. Toth in Washington, Robert L. Jackson in Washington and the Cayman Islands, Ray Peres in Orange County, J. Michael Kennedy in Houston, Barry Bearak in Miami, Dan Morain in San Francisco, and William Tuohy in Geneva
Editors: Richard T. Cooper, Joel Havemann, Tom McCarthy, Tim Rutten, and Roger Smith
News Editor: Terry Schwadron
Copy Editors: Roger Julin, Ann Herold, Jim Houston, and Larry Snipes.
Art Director: Tom Trapnell
Artist: Mike Hall