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ON THE COVER 68

A Tootsie role means sweet success for Dustin Hoffman, but it’s his second time around as husband and father that’s helped the graduate grow up

UP FRONT 18

Victims of crimes by foreign diplomats angrily challenge the diplomatic immunity laws that set their assailants free

Sultry Morgan Fairchild gets a rise from off-Broadway’s Geniuses

Movie producer Dino De Laurentiis cooks up an extravaganza with his new food emporium in New York

In East Hampton, Long Island, neighbors and values clash over Patricia Hope, an unwed pregnant teacher

PAGES 31

Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert A. Caro’s unflattering portrait of LBJ stirs up a Texas-size imbroglio

COPING 35

His health once shattered by painkillers, former grid star Buddy Dial finds new hope in self-hypnosis

ON THE JOB 39

With Kermit and Miss Piggy in reruns, Jim Henson makes more Muppet magic in a new HBO series, Fraggle Rock

SCREEN 42

Harvard vs. Yale? Forget it. The rivalry that counts in L.A. is between the film schools at USC and UCLA, whose alumni include George Lucas and Francis Coppola

SONG 50

Will rock ‘n’ roll survive? The answer may be coming from Athens, Ga. or New York’s Bronx

BIO 57

After a half century in the lively arts, crusty John Houseman is getting rich a new-fashioned way—and he’s earned it

COUPLES 66

Marie and Steve Craig prepare for a family expansion, Osmond-style

VIDEO 74

Ron Harris has Americans panting in more ways than one with his televised Aerobicise

MOVE 81

Brent Deck’s social network allows herpes victims to find company in their misery

ARTS 85

Reagan’s culture maven Dan Terra recovers an American treasure for $3.25 million

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 8

Dee Wallace (E.T.’s mom) puts her husband to work in NBC’s Wait ‘Til Your Mother Gets Home, and Jessica Savitch anchors Frontline on PBS

Children’s novelist Madeleine L’Engle turns very adult and very serious with A Severed Wasp

Pat Benatar makes powerful music on her new album

Robert Hays, Lloyd Bridges and company are aloft again in Airplane II: The Sequel

STAR TRACKS 49

Bette Midler belts one out with a little help from Barry Manilow

Mark Hamill goes from Skywalker to stage-walker in the title role of Amadeus

A gaggle of Annies bids the Broadway musical a tearful farewell after 2,377 performances

PEOPLE PUZZLE 78

CHATTER 88