A Letter From the Publisher: Nov. 24, 1986

TIME's design and format have steadily evolved to meet changing journalistic needs. New sections are created, obsolete ones dropped and innovations like the Notes pages added. In this issue, the Economy & Business section introduces a new format to be used occasionally, as the news dictates. Shorter than a full-scale cover treatment but longer and less bound by the week's events than a regular lead story, the Economy & Business Special Reports will treat large subjects with an introductory survey, followed by separate stories examining various themes. Explains Senior Editor Charles Alexander, who oversaw this week's Special Report on the auto...

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