Show Business: Most of '88

HAPPIEST HOMECOMING E.T.'s return to earth, where fans of the most popular movie in history have bought an unprecedented 15 million copies of the newly released videocassette.

BIGGEST TRIUMPH Folk singer Tracy Chapman, who surprised everyone -- including herself -- with her chart-topping debut album, which set the tone for new women on the music scene.

LONGEST LEGS ON A HARE Roger Rabbit, Toon star of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which jumped to first place at the box office, bringing in almost $150 million.

WORST TASTE The rantings of Morton Downey Jr. and the ravings of Geraldo Rivera, which ushered tabloid...

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