March 24, 1980 12:00 PM

On the Cover 27

A second nationwide telephone poll of PEOPLE readers by Audits and Surveys Inc. discovers their changing attitudes on politics, fashion, showbiz, sex in sports and Jane Fonda

Up Front 43

One year after Three Mile Island, the nuclear industry—and the people of Middletown, Pa.—finds that the accident is still going on

Bio 50

Tax time is the right time for Henry Bloch, Kansas City’s Mr. 1040

Over the Tube 60a

Diane Ladd puts on Polly Holliday’s apron as the home-fried waitress on CBS’ Alice

Out of the Pages 61

Rachel Billington’s mother and sister (Antonia Fraser) are widely read authors, and now it’s her turn

Spirit 67

Methodist minister J. Gordon Melton catalogues the country’s offbeat religions

In His Own Words 74

Once they return, warns psychologist Charles Figley, the hostages face a tough readjustment

Crime 79

Scarsdale Diet doctor Herman Tarnower is slain in a suspected lovers’ quarrel

Inventors 80

A dimple maker and a bathing cap for beards are the stuff Howard Smith’s movie Gizmo! is made of

Host 91

Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon all dined at Washington’s gathering place for pols and jocks, Duke Zeibert’s

Couples 96

Hollywood’s Bob Kaufman wrote Divorce, American Style and lived it until photographer Robin Krause brought him to heel

Arts 101

Fernando Botero lives on the fat of the land by exalting the portly in paintings and sculpture

Teacher 105

Isaac Stern and Yehudi Menuhin entrust their protégés to Dorothy DeLay, Juilliard’s celebrated violin instructor

In the Money 114

Disco mogul Mark Kreiner hustles the hits for Ann-Margret, Chic, Sister Sledge et al

Jocks 118

The four Howards have come on fast to be America’s swiftest sisters

Mail 4

People Picks & Pans 12

Alex Haley and Norman Lear collaborate on a Huck Finn-ish TV miniseries, Palmerstown, U.S.A.

The revenge of Irving Wallace and family, The Book of Lists No. 2, is among us

Andy Gibb’s whispery LP After Dark won’t arouse any fevers

Al Pacino, in Cruising’s gay milieu, and Farrah Fawcett in Saturn 3’s outer-spacy void, are in the wrong places at the wrong time

Star Tracks 85

Louise Lasser weighs in for her next show

Steve McQueen fights cancer rumors

Willie Stargell’s 39th is a piece of cake

Gerald Ford tees it up in Florida

Roy Scheider feels betrayed

Simon & Garfunkel team with Carrie Fisher

People Puzzle 110

Chatter 120

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