February 01, 1988 12:00 PM

ON THE COVER 62

Broadcast News, the acclaimed movie starring William Hurt, Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter, pokes hilarious fun at the networks by claiming that gorgeous beats smart every time in the anchor chair. Not yet, says NBC newsman Tom Brokaw, who comes out fighting. The scariest thing is, even Brokaw thinks the news could go showbiz

UP FRONT 22

In the brave new world of alternative sentencing for crime, a man’s home can become a prison—or good works a substitute for hard labor

Their dollars humbled by the mighty yen, Americans are finding Japan very expensive, as tourist Michael Ryan learns when he checks out the horror stories and finds that they’re all true

The Washington Redskins’ Dexter Manley is outsize, outrageous and out for Super Bowl glory

Is Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder a racist or just a knucklehead? One thing’s certain—thanks to his comments about black athletes, he’s out of a job at CBS Sports

HEIRS 41

In the space of a week, Rebecca Miller acts for the first time on TV and the stage, which has her playwright father, Arthur, beaming

SPIRIT 45

Rockin’ Rollen Stewart, now that he has been born again, relays a message from The Sponsor at sports events like the Super Bowl

STAGE 51

With father Zero’s bulk, but plying his own comic style, Josh Mostel wins acclaim as a retarded hero in The Boys Next Door

ON THE MOVE 54

Some politicians actually are funny on purpose, according to Arizona Congressman Mo Udall’s new book on political humor

TUBE 56

Barbara Bush of Another World becomes daytime soap’s first character to be diagnosed as suffering from AIDS

HOST 61

Bartending granny Martha Van Holsbeke, 89, has been setting up the good folks of Mishawaka, Ind., since 1924

STYLE 70

It may bust budgets, but sexy lingerie by La Perla, an Italian family-run business, helps women look and feel like a million bucks

TEACHER 75

Marilyn Treshow instructs in a new kind of one-room schoolhouse: It’s for Salt Lake City’s homeless kids

OFF THE WALL 81

Ask 82-year-old Roy Kohl if he’s got a pencil, and he’ll show you a collection that’s write on

PAGES 82

The Prize Pulitzer, Roxanne Pulitzer’s steamy tell-all about the most sensational society divorce in recent years, won’t please ex-husband Peter or the Palm Beach locals

ON THE JOB 87

Columbus, Ohio, zookeeper Jack Hanna loves all things great and small (and creepy, slimy and ugly too); just ask his frequently freaked TV host, David Letterman

MAIL 4

PICKS & PANS 7

TAKE ONE 21

STAR TRACKS 38

CHATTER 90

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