A Letter From The Publisher: Apr. 30, 1984

The preceding page strikes a colorful new note and ushers in yet another editorial advancement in TIME. What you see there is a different kind of contents page, one designed to introduce each week's features with fresh impact and attractiveness. Nonetheless, this table of contents is only the most observable sign of a major change in TIME's composition that begins this week: the capability of producing four-color photographs or illustrations on every page that deals with the news.

TIME began publishing four-color editorial pages in March 1947, but for almost the next half decade...

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