People, Feb. 11, 1980

Such a furor in the White House. Presidential aides crowding into the Cabinet Room, a congressional delegation led by House Speaker Tip O'Neill himself. Iran? Afghanistan? Not at all. A "photo opportunity" with the chairperson of the National Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse—none other than Sophia Loren, in oversize sunglasses and simple red dress. Said she: "We need help, a lot of help, to awaken the world's consciousness to this sordid and persistent crime." Responded Jimmy Carter, as all those against child abuse crowded around: "One of the most...

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