Table of Contents

updated 02/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/28/1994 AT 01:00 AM EST

STAR TRACKS 6
Bo Jackson stars as the Babe in Toyland. Mel Gibson takes his wife out on the town. Christy Turlington tries on a tartan, and more

THEN AND NOW 12
Since leaving Saturday Night Live 10 years ago, Joe Piscopo has had to cope with divorce, a career slump and cancer

UPFRONT

36 Hale at last, former Gimme a Break star Nell Carter reveals a history of troubles, from a teenage rape to her battles with cocaine, booze, obesity and the double brain-aneurysm that nearly killed her

42 Forget Harding and Kerrigan: The star of Lillehammer is David Letterman's mom, Dorothy—winning Nielsen gold on Late Show

44 Betty Boothroyd, Parliament's first woman Speaker, runs the House of Commons with toughness and good humor

49 A series of sex scandals—and two tragic deaths—have rocked John Major's Conservative government in Britain

WEDDING 52
Dead Heads were left off the guest list when Jerry Garcia exchanged Valentine's Day vows with filmmaker Deborah Koons

COVER 54
Ever indomitable in the face of shattering personal tragedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis must now struggle against cancer

HAPPY 60
Dana Carver's brother Brad is a shy techno-wiz who has this schwing for playing the drums—sound like any teenage movie hero you know?

FAMILY 62
Michael, Janet and the rest of the Jacksons gather for a prime-time TV special celebrating togetherness, but behind the scenes they're anything but one big contented clan

TRIBUTE 66
William Conrad, booming voice and a build to match, was the big heart at the center of Cannon and Jake and the Fatman

KIN 71
With Eddie Fisher for a dad and Connie Stevens for a mom, I'll Do Anything's Joely Fisher was born to be a star

TUBE 76
In 1985, North and South threw them together. On the eve of Part III, airing Feb. 27, couples Jonathan Frakes and Genie Francis, James Read and Wendy kilbourne, and Lesley-Anne Down and Don Fauntleroy are living happily ever after

SEQUEL 81
As South Africa's presidential election nears, candidate Nelson Mandela revisits the cell that held him political prisoner for 18 years

AT EASE 84
The Who's lead singer, Roger Daltrey, comes off the farm to honor bandmate Pete Townshend—and celebrate his own Big Five-0

MAIL 4
PICKS & PANS 15
THE INSIDER 35
PUZZLER 68
PASSAGES 75
CHATTER 88

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