A Letter From the Publisher: Dec. 16, 1985

For the past 7 1/2 years I have used this space to tell you about the people behind the stories. I hoped to convey the excitement and dedication that have made TIME the pre-eminent magazine in the world. This page will continue to serve that function, but next week's issue will carry the signature of TIME's tenth and newest publisher: Richard B. Thomas.

I will be taking on a new assignment as chairman of Time Inc.'s Magazine Group, acting as senior adviser to Kelso Sutton, the group's president. Before moving on, I want to express my appreciation to everyone who has...

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