From The Publisher: Jan. 20, 1992

Those of us in the business of putting words and pictures on paper are frequently reminded of the strong reactions that readers have to the stories we publish. A story in TIME might prompt a reader to fire off a letter to our editors, call a Congressman or, in the case of Paul LaBell, do something astonishing and profound. A New York City print publisher, LaBell makes his living surrounded by images meant to stir the emotions. But that didn't prepare him for photographer Michael Springer's picture of starving Sudanese in our Dec. 5, 1988, issue.

"They were so thin they...