A Letter From the Publisher: May 23, 1988

The editors of TIME have long appreciated the power of the screen. From the 1930s to the 1950s, the magazine's March of Time newsreels were a popular movie theater attraction. Starting in 1985, TIME has helped produce annual television programs on its Man of the Year choice. Now we are about to take a more ambitious leap into the video world by joining forces with the Public Broadcasting Service's award-winning documentary series Frontline to produce television public affairs specials. The first TIME-Frontline production will air Tuesday, May 24. Titled The Defense of Europe, the one-hour documentary will examine the changing U.S....

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