Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 20 NOVEMBER 13, 1989

Vol. 134, No. 20 NOVEMBER 13, 1989


COVER: Hip, hyperkinetic and hot, talk-show host Arsenio Hall is rocking the boat in late-night TV

The star can't sit still, and the audience can't get enough of him. On the guest couch, rap groups rub elbows with Hollywood stars. Johnny Carson's newest challenger has grabbed a young audience by dusting off the stodgy talk format and holding a weeknightly party. Be there or be square.


NATION: In a sudden warming of their chilly relationship, Bush and Gorbachev agree to a "saltwater summit"

There is no set agenda for next month's get-together aboard U.S. and Soviet warships in the...

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