Table of Contents

updated 11/23/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/23/1981 AT 01:00 AM EST

On the Cover 108
The Prince and Princess of Wales announce that an heir is apparent. He—or she—will get a royal welcome in June

Up Front 38

Ex-CIA agent Edwin Wilson breaks his silence to deny that he has armed Libya's Muammar Qaddafi—or betrayed the U.S.

To begin the ballet season, George Balanchine picks a California tomboy, 17-year-old Darci Ann Kistler

It's a happy night as the Fonz and his friends celebrate 200 shows in the can

On the Move 55
Ed Asner makes headlines Lou Grant would envy as the new, militant president of the Screen Actors Guild

Winners 59
While some fans boo, driver Darrell Waltrip goes flat out to close in on NASCAR's 1981 championship

Coping 63
Songman Paul Williams finds the high points of being short

Bio 67
Her Peter Pan days are behind her, but Mary Martin finds a new stage—public television—and enjoys a reconciliation with her son, Larry Hagman

In Style 77
Diamond counterfeiter Helen Ver Standig foils thieves with her fabulous Wellington fakes

Couples 90
Former Kissinger aide Winston Lord and his Chinese-born author wife, Bette Bao, are a study in harmonious East-West relations

Jocks 97
Aiming for perfection, a gritty 16-year-old U.S. gymnast, Julianne McNamara, goes for a world championship

In Her Own Words 101
Andrea Lee knows what the Russian people are really like; she was an American in Moscow

To the Top 121
A six-time also-ran as Miss Alabama, Fannie Flagg wins with her comic novel, Coming Attractions, and on TV's Harper Valley

Discovery 131
Leisure expert Gerald Kenyon is a grind, putting in 60-hour weeks studying other people's play

For a Song 137
Merle Haggard's new autobiography tells of his 33 months at San Quentin, his three wives and his unrequited passion for Dolly Parton

Mail 4

People Picks & Pans 6

James Arness rides again in McClain's Law, and Frank Sinatra sings again on NBC

To dress up, or dress down, the President and Nancy Reagan, try The First Family Paper Doll & Cut-Out Book

John Oates and Daryl Hall are hardly arresting in Private Eyes

An irritatingly miscast Peter Falk takes a fall in the sleazy women's wrestling film All the Marbles

Star Tracks 86

Robert Kennedy Jr. wins a race—but this one isn't political

No longer a minor, 18-year-old Andrea McArdle has a major scare

Marvin Hamlisch and Cyndy Garvey enjoy Crimes of the Heart

Meet the new Mamas and Papas

Press Secretary James Brady returns to cut a ribbon at the White House

Terry Gilliam puts the finger on Shelley Duvall

People Puzzle 128

Chatter 140

From Our Partners