People: Apr. 15, 1985

Somebody up there must love nbc. After three uninterrupted years of being unable to best ABC's Good Morning America, NBC's Today retook the morning ratings lead for two weeks. Last week should turn out to be the third in a row, since Today pulled off something of a programming miracle. Responding to the network's shrewdly written (in Polish) request, Pope John Paul II gave NBC extraordinary, although not unprecedented, access to the Vatican as part of the show's week of live broadcasts from Rome. The Pope extended a personal welcome to the NBC crew at his general audience and expressed his...

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