Time Magazine Contents Page

Magazine contents page Vol. 132 No. 16 OCTOBER 17, 1988


COVER: With new rivals stealing viewers, the networks fight to survive

Once they were the Big Three: rich, powerful broadcasters that determined what America would watch each night. Now ABC, CBS and NBC are struggling against cable, VCRs, independent stations and other aggressive competitors. What' s more, the writers' strike has left the fall season in shambles, and the bland batch of new shows will hardly provide any miracle cures.



NATION: Through the eyes of Toledo, the campaign and the debate play out as episodes in a long- running living- room war

How the presidential race looks...

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