A Letter From the Publisher: Oct. 6, 1986

Joseph Kennedy II won the Democratic primary nomination in the Eighth Congressional District of the state of -- -- -- . The sitcom -- -- -- has drawn more viewers than any other on TV.*

As this academic year begins, thousands of high school students across the country will be answering these and similar questions as they tackle a new learning device that combines journalism, state-of-the-art computer technology and old-fashioned fun. Developed jointly by TIME and IBM, CoverMaker is a weekly current-events quiz drawn from the pages of the magazine and played on ) an IBM personal computer.

Since the electronic...

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