A Letter From the Publisher: Sep. 29, 1986

With her address to students at New York University last week (see WORLD), Philippine President Corazon Aquino became the fourth major figure drawn from the personalities in the news to participate in the TIME Distinguished Speakers Program. Initiated by TIME three years ago as part of the festivities marking the magazine's 60th anniversary, the purpose of the program is to provide the outstanding men and women who have appeared on TIME covers with a platform from which to address students at colleges and universities across the country.

The series was inaugurated in February 1984 by President Reagan, who spoke at Illinois'...

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