Pg… 4 Editor's Note.
Pg… 7 The View from Here: on bringing ambition out of the closet, by Loudon Wainwright.
Pg… 10 Camera at Work: graceful image is by Tuskegee photographer, P. H. Polk
Pg… 20 Letters.
Pg… 26 The Nation Shows Its Joy: an album of the hostage homecoming.
Pg… 31 Jimmy Lopez Goes Back to Globe.
Pg… 34 The Private Passages of the Hostages and Their Wives by Gail Sheehy
Pg… 44 Space Chariot for the '80s: the high risk shuttle heads for orbit.
Pg… 52 Six European Beauties to Set the Screens Aglow
Pg… 73 The Highlights of Peru's Vicuna: harem–style families thrive in the Andes.
Pg… 79 American Renewal: a special project.
Pg… 80 An Introductory Essay by Henry Grunwald.
Pg… 82 A Call for Quality Education: we must recommit our schools to excellence, by Chester E. Finn Jr..
Pg… 102 Marshall High Shapes Up: discipline and imagination bring heartening success in Chicago.
Pg… 116 Cheers for the Tutoring Team: students help their classmates in Arizona.
Pg… 123 Across the Age Gap: Michigan teenagers share a high school with their elders.
Pg… 130 Landscapes of the New Pioneers: from farming in Alaska to conquering California treetops
Pg… 140 Just One More. : cover That: photograph by J. Ross Baughman