From the Publisher: Nov 5 1990

This week there are two TIME magazines, both of them on newsstands and in the mail to subscribers. One is the regular issue you're holding. The other is a special issue, "Women: The Road Ahead," devoted entirely to that subject. In our 67-year history, it marks just the seventh occasion on which we have produced an extra issue of this kind, one that revolves around a single topic and remains on newsstands for more than a month.

When executive editor Edward Jamieson proposed an entire magazine focused on women, no one agreed more quickly than senior editor Claudia Wallis, who with...

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