A Letter From the Publisher: Nov. 23, 1987

People make news. Henry Luce and Briton Hadden started TIME in 1923 on that theory, and it has animated our pages ever since. The first People section appeared in 1926. An accompanying Personality page flourished in the 1950s. Today our coverage of even the most impersonal trends, ideas and events teems with the people who shape them.

This week we are taking Luce's and Hadden's notion one step further. The magazine is introducing a section called Profile, its seventh new department this decade and the first addition since Ethics appeared last January. Profile will consist of a telling, vivid word portrait...

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