ON THE COVER 42
While sexy, scheming Donna Mills keeps temperatures rising on TV's Knots Landing, there's a bundle of other outrageously trashy—and enjoyable—items to feast on this summer
UP FRONT 48
Millionaire businessman J. Peter Grace and his lawyer, Joseph A. Califano Jr., fight the TV networks—unsuccessfully so far—to get a controversial ad into prime time
Kids from Portland's Oregon Episcopal School climb Mount Hood every year; this time 19 went up but only 10 came back alive
By giving Broadway the Dickens, composer Rupert Holmes smooths Edwin Drood's path to the Tonys
FAMILY FEUD 59
For the Binghams of Louisville, a dynasty foundering on antipathy between brother and sisters, the children's hour has not been a happy one
Chicagoan John Wilson stages a masterpiece of an art exhibition
Lady Bird Johnson is all abloom about the wild flowering of America
IN HIS OWN WORDS 75
Psychiatrist Steven Locke maintains that hope and a fighting spirit are important weapons in the defense against illness
Deejay Ernesto Perez raises the morale of Cubans detained in Atlanta's federal penitentiary
Students Roseanna Diaz and Ariel Gonzalez give an insider's candid view of the problems at a New York City high school
Alarmed over repeated injuries, Peter and Lorna Francis sound a warning on the aerobics boom
Tom Cruise takes a flier with Top Gun and scores his biggest smash since Risky Business
Evolutionary biologist, writer, champion of science, Harvard's Stephen Jay Gould finds mankind's past wondrously alive in the present
Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, royals of the American acting profession, are long wed to the theater—and each other
IN THE MONEY 122
Baseball giveaways—legacy of the legendary Bill Veeck—lure fans into the stands
Bluesman Ry Cooder finds happiness in an unlikely place: Hollywood
His Nancy Reagan is an impersonation, but when it comes to funny, Saturday Night Live's Terry Sweeney is the real thing
ON THE JOB 142
A brilliant beer hound named Buckshot is the top dog in Columbus, Miss.
PICKS & PANS 9
TAKE ONE 41
STAR TRACKS 141
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