Three delicious hunks on the cover of your magazine—what more could a woman ask for on a Monday morning (PEOPLE, March 9)?
Long Branch, N.J.
You left out my favorite—the mean, lean and very handsome Rudolph Will-rich on All My Children.
How could you pass up John Dixon of As the World Turns? Ol' J.R. couldn't hold a candle to the manipulative and devilish Dr. Dixon.
Canoga Park, Calif.
What about Rick Moses, the handsome hit man of General Hospital?
New Hartford, N.Y.
I could fill a book with reasons why I prefer soap operas to prime-time TV, but they all boil down to one thing—higher-quality acting and writing. I'll watch All My Children instead of sitcoms anytime.
Francine M. Scuderi
Ozone Park, N.Y.
Having followed Jean Harris' plight from the time of the murder of Dr. Herman Tarnower through her trial, I have read countless newspaper and magazine articles on her. None equals yours written by Shana Alexander. Thank you for giving us a more compassionate view of the tragic lady.
The statement I still like best is from Harris herself in 1977 when she was headmistress of Madeira School. Interviewed by the Washington Post, she said, "One of the main things that young women learn at Madeira is that they are responsible for the quality of their own lives."
Poor Ms. Alexander for suffering through the trial. Poor Ms. Harris for enduring the trial and her own attorney. Poor PEOPLE for buying such rubbish. Poor Dr. Tarnower for being such a lech (and not so good at hand-to-hand combat). Poor America for bearing one more blow to its psyche, which is now so distorted as to accept the idea that some guys deserve to be murdered.
R.W. Harrington, M.D.
Lake Forest, Ill.
When I read your article on Walter Cronkite, I cried. I grew up, from 1950 until now, with Walter Cronkite on television with the news. I have always felt that whatever the man said, you could bet your life on it. I am a black woman who came up in a period of racial strife and injustice, and at times felt bitter against my white counterparts. Somehow Cronkite eased the bitterness. For this he will forever have my gratitude and respect.
May Betsy Cronkite's evenings with Walter be as wonderful and stimulating as mine were. Oh, how I'll miss him!
Your story about Pedro Rodriguez was both touching and maddening. In Cuba, he got caught stealing and was punished. But he was merely trying to survive. If we willingly allowed the exiles in, then we have an obligation to help provide a better life. Had these people arrived with less dirt and more perfume on their bodies, would they be treated so shabbily? That's a question I feel America should ask itself.
Mrs. J.S. Curiel
The driven intensity and tautness of Ray Sharkey's performance in The Idol-maker justified the admission price of an otherwise mediocre film. Given a topflight film as well as a solid role, the man would be unbeatable.
Red Deer, Alta.
Lady Diana Spencer
I find Charles' courtship of Lady Diana the closest thing I've seen to being shanghaied in modern times. In less than six months she's been ardently wooed by a man who's being pressured on all sides—family, friends, future subjects and the press—to find a "nice girl and settle down." While he is no doubt lucky to have found someone who won't disgrace the family name, still, it was he who once said he didn't believe "anyone should marry too young. You miss so much."
Baton Rouge, La.
Dr. Seymour Diamond
Dr. Diamond's comment that a bad dental bite does not cause severe headaches shows he's just another physician suffering from tunnel vision. As one who'd experienced debilitating headaches for many years, and undergone physical therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture and chiropractic treatment, relief was only temporary until I received proper dental treatment.
New York City
I urge migraine sufferers not to give up. My husband, having recently undergone biofeedback therapy as well as some dental equilibration to correct a malocclusion—after more than 15 years of pain—has found relief.
Your article on me (PEOPLE, Feb. 23), was inaccurate and completely untrue with reference to my mother deserting her family. My mother was a responsible parent who talked to my father on a regular basis regarding our well-being. We spent every summer with her, and she visited with us as well. I appreciate your cooperation in correcting this.
Please tell Luci Johnson not to worry. God has a left wing too. There are many of us who profess to be "born again" Christians who also wholeheartedly support the ERA.
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