Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134 No. 6 AUGUST 7, 1989

Vol. 134 No. 6 AUGUST 7, 1989


COVER: With a new prime-time show about to debut, Diane Sawyer is hot. But are stars like her upstaging the news?

She has it all -- blond-haired good looks, on-camera charisma and a journalistic resume that stretches from Three Mile Island to 60 Minutes. No wonder Sawyer has made it to the top. But her skillful mix of style and substance raises questions about the growing impact of stars in TV news. Are these high-paid personalities worth the money? More important, do they deserve our trust?


NATION: A sweeping study finds that black progress toward equality has come to...

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