Pg… 4 Editor's Note.
Pg… 9 View from Here : home is the loser, home from DC, by Loudon Wainwright.
Pg… 13 Camera at Work: Sheila Metzner photographs children in Loving hues
Pg… 25 Letters.
Pg… 47 30 Years Ago: retreat in Korea, photographed by David Douglas Duncan.
Pg… 51 Portrait: Peter O'Toole, the actor bloody but unbowed, by Andrew Sinclair
Pg… 54 Homecoming Album for a Hostage: his family describes the year Jimmy Lopez missed by Anne Fadiman
Pg… 66 The Treasure of Sierra Pelada: Brazil's gold rush produces millions.
Pg… 77 Divided Waters: the Colorado is the Sunbelt's most contested resource.
Pg… 87 Folk History on an L.A. Wall: Young people paint 1,700 feet of California history
Pg… 95 Krazy Kats: some of the new breeds are a bit on the freakish side.
Pg… 107 Palladio Lives on: after four centuries, a celebration of the most influential architect ever.
Pg… 116 A Thousand Miles from One Hearth to Another: a trip through Mongolia, by Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Pg… 128 Saving the Children: part 3 of a LIFE report: turning the tide against cancer in the young.
Pg… 139 The Endless Quest for a Cure: part 4: the state of cancer care today, by Jeff Wheelwright.
Pg… 151 Ronald Reagan's Small–Town Roots: the president–elect's Illinois boyhood
Pg… 159 America's Family Album: 100 years ago, George Eastman founded a company that set us making snapshots.
Pg… 167 The Walt Whitman He Wanted Us to Remember: how the great poet shaped his own image by Justin Kaplan.
Pg… 176 The Creches of Naples: tidings of great Christmas joy from Italy.
Pg… 186 Return of the Epic Western: Deer Hunter director Michael Cimino makes a panoramic Heaven's Gate
Pg… 197 Life around the World: A President Faces up to His Defeat.
Pg… 198 Life around the World: United in Grief: determined mothers in Atlanta.
Pg… 200 Life around the World: Tracking the Russian Bear.
Pg… 202 Life around the World: Scenes from a Hijack that Ended in Death
Pg… 204 Life around the World: goodbye to a most adored Diva
Pg… 206 Just One More. : Cover photograph by Tom Tracy