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Guide to the Time Inc. People Editorial Files
1966-1989
 MS 3009-RG 10

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Series III. People Magazine Television Anniversary Issue Files, 1966-1989. 2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Biographical / Historical

The People Magazine Television Anniversary Issue was published in May 1989 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first television broadcast in 1939. Materials were gathered by staff research-reporters starting in 1989, with the first draft of the magazine presented in January 1989. Starting with 7000 photographs and innumerable topics to include, the team edited the material to 750 photos on 129 pages and the cover, along with accompanying articles. Senior editor Richard Sanders and Dick Lemon led the team, with Sarah Rozen doing much of the photographic research. Eight writers composed the text, with three reporter-researchers conducting fact checks.

Citation:

Valk, Elizabeth P. "Publisher's Letter." PEOPLE.com. May 4, 1989. Accessed November 19, 2018. https://people.com/archive/publishers-letter/.

Scope and Contents

The People Television Anniversary Issue Files include memoranda from staff such as Marianne Macy, Martha Babcock, and Sarah Rozen to Dick Lemon and the People Reporting Staff. Topics include personalities to include in the special and photograph usage. Background research, table of contents drafts, and interview transcripts are included. Interviews were conducted with choice people from the history of television for a section called "Voices". Notable interviewees include Mike Wallace, Bob Pittman, and Ruth Warrick.

Publishing drafts of articles are included. Most are concerned with a specific person, notably Carol Burnett, Mary Tyler Moore, and Johnny Carson. There were articles written on decades from the 1960s to the 1980s, and on genres such as advertising, westerns, game shows and soap operas.

The files seem to have been gathered from the special issue staff during the course of publishing by Senior Editors Dick Lemon or Richard Sanders, or Executive Editor Jim Seymour.

Arrangement

Materials are in original alphabetical order.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 1 Acts
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 2 Ads
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 3 Alda, Alan
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 4 Archie
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 5 Arness, James
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 6 Assignments
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 7 Beaver
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 8 Belushi, John
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 9 Berle, Milton
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 10 Broadcast Industry Future
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 11 Brooks, Mel
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 12 Burnett, Carol
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 13 Caesar, Sid
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 14 Carney, Art
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 15 Carson, Johnny
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 16 Clark, Dick
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 17 Cosby, Bill
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 18 Cronkite, Walter
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 19 Cult Shows
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 20 Fawcett, Farrah
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 21 Game Shows
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 22 Garner, James
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 23 Gleason, Jackie
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 24 Hagman, Larry
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 25 History of Sex on TV
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 26 Interviews
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 27 Introduction
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 28 Janssen, David
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 29 Kermit
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 30 Kid's Shows
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 31 Kovacs, Ernie
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 32 Johnson, Don
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 33 Letterman, David
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 34 Locals
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 35 Lucy
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 36 Marshall, Garry
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 37 McLuhan, Marshal
1966-1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 38 Memorable Moments on TV
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 39 Miller, Nolan
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 40 Moore, Mary Tyler
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 41 News
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 42 Parr, Jack
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 43 Photo List for Sex on TV
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 44 Pittman, Bob
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 45 Question for Sex in TV
1989
Offsite-Box: 2848 Folder : 46 Reagan, Ronald
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 1 Silverman, Fred
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 2 Soaps
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 3 Sports
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 4 Sullivan, Ed
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 5 Walters, Barbara
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 6 Wolfer, David
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 7 The '40s
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 8 '40s Timeline
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 9-10 The '50s
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 11 '50s Timeline
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 12 '50s Westerns
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 13-14 The '60s
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 15 '60s Timeline
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 16 The '70s
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 17 '70s Timeline
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 18 The '80s
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 19 '80s Timeline
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 20-22 "Voices" Interviews
1989
Offsite-Box: 2849 Folder : 23-24 "Voices" Section
1989

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