Pg… 2 Publisher's Note.
Pg… 7 Snapshots.
Pg… 12 Letters
Pg… 17 Interview: Power Broker, Former TV talk show host Merv Griffin scorers as a big–time dealmaker
Pg… 21 The View from Here: The Boy of Summer, by Loudon Wainwright
Pg… 22 Technology: Nukes No More, abandond nuclear plants
Pg… 26 Exclusive: The President Summit Elbow, Reagan sizes up Mikhail Gorbachev
Pg… 32 Special Report: Shoplifting, Bess Meyerson's arrest puts the spotlight on a national problem.
Pg… 40 Portfolio: Cuba, Sebastiao Salgado in the cane fields
Pg… 50 Food: Stalking the Wild Things, trendy types of Sendak's critters dote on nature's groceries.
Pg… 56 Anniversary: Gettysburg Remembered, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Pg… 60 Music: Good 'n' Gritty, Tracy Chapman adds a new note to today's music and heads up the charts.
Pg… 63 Medicine: The Anatomy of Autism, brain scans close in on the origin of an illness, but I care remains far off.
Pg… 64 Bravo: Crow College, hoping for a payoff, a Montana tried to invest in higher education.
Pg… 70 Celebration: Seeing Double, it's two–of–a–kind time once again in Twinsburg, Ohio.
Pg… 73 Crusade. This Zappa Zoo, a little flight–waving––by an odd fellow––for voter registration.
Pg… 78 Family: Tearful Trail, in Argentina a few children of the disappeared make it back home.
Pg… 84 Americana: Coney Island, a look at Brooklyn's famous seaside.
Pg… 90 Cover: Big–Top Birthday, LIFE goes to a Pee–Wee party.
Pg… 96 Miscellany. : Cover: photograph by Theo Westenberger