A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 22, 1982

For the TIME staff members reporting this week's cover story, the assignment proved not only stimulating but joyful. Their sources proved eager to talk about everything from prenatal exercise programs to amniocentesis. As New York Correspondent Barbara Dolan discovered, "Almost anyone you ask knows two or three women over 30 who are having, or have recently had, a baby. One woman I spoke with had 22 pregnant friends." Boston Correspondent Joelle Attinger, 30, found a veritable chorus line of cooperative sources in the newsroom of Boston's television station WCVB-TV, where eleven staff members,...

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