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UPDATED 08/23/1982 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 08/23/1982 at 01:00 AM EDT

ON THE COVER 80
With a box office take of $200 million, E.T. gives director Steven Spielberg something to "phone home" about. Now he and his crew share secrets about how it was done

UP FRONT 24

Stricken by a rare, disabling disease, Catch-22 author Joseph Heller discovers some truths about the medical profession—and the love of friends

Elton John's tribute to John Lennon brings a special audience: Yoko and son Sean

For John Travolta, Susan Anton and others, summer stock is next best to Broadway

SEQUEL 38
Cambodia's Prince Sihanouk joins forces with old enemies—the Communist Khmer Rouge—to drive the Vietnamese out

BODY 48
R.N. Sally Langendoen has a diet that may help mothers-to-be influence their babies' sex

JOCKS 52
Oakland A's base-running whiz Rickey Henderson is the game's grandest larcenist

ON THE JOB 58
On his Ain't Got Nothin' to Lose tour, C & W star Bobby Bare keeps in touch with his fans by hitting America's highways and honky-tonks

IN HIS OWN WORDS 69
Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand scuttles scuttlebutt about the devil and Procter & Gamble and other absurdities

COUPLES 77
After five decades, Scott and Helen Nearing of Maine are the undisputed masters of the simple life

LOOKOUT 90

Producer David Bohrman

Singer Laura Branigan

ON THE MOVE 95
As a New York fireman, John McKernan is a modest hero; as an off-duty model, he's less modest

TROUBLE 100
Whistleblowing EPA staffer Hugh Kaufman becomes a hazard to the bureaucratic environment

TUBE 104
Leslie Nielsen collars an Emmy nomination as Police Squad's offbeat gumshoe

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 8

Cloris Leachman tracks down a rapist in NBC's Mrs. R's Daughter, while James Earl Jones tackles crooks in CBS' A Piece of the Action

A remarkable book, Man Ray Photographs, reflects a unique approach to camera and subjects

Chicago, Elvis Costello and Ronnie Milsap hit the racks with new LPs

Three popular stars—Woody Allen, Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds—are stuck in two mediocre films, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

STAR TRACKS 42

Sly Stallone cheers on real-life Italian Stallion Lee Canalito

Tenacious Tanya Tucker takes on New York, Andy Gibb and Gerry Cooney

Sam Robards debuts in Tempest, while Mom Lauren Bacall rocks the boat

Olivia de Havilland and Valerie Perrine fight fat

It's Mothers' Day on Happy Days as Marion Ross teams up with Harriet Nelson and Jane Wyatt

PEOPLE PUZZLE 92

CHATTER 106

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