August, 1977- NYC Police Finally Apprehend Son of Sam Killer

For months, New York police tracked Son of Sam, an apparently psychotic killer who terrorized the city, fatally shooting six people and wounding seven.  Last week, police arrested David Berkowitz, 24, a postal clerk, as he set out on what police say would have been his biggest killing … “Police! Don’t Move!” detectives yelled. “Okay,” David Berkowitz said quietly.  ”You’ve go me.” And then he smiled.  It was a strangely mundane conclusion to one of the largest and most publicized manhunts in history.

Newsweek August 22, 1977



Instead of Whistling or Honking, Flash ‘Em … A Card!

You are idling at a traffic light when a lovely woman walks by you.  You are too shy to shout, too suave to blow your horn.  ”So you turn to your flash cards… 

Newsweek July 11, 1977

Instead of Whistling or Honking, Flash ‘Em … A Card!

You are idling at a traffic light when a lovely woman walks by you.  You are too shy to shout, too suave to blow your horn.  ”So you turn to your flash cards… 

Newsweek July 11, 1977



35 Years Ago, New York City Blacks Out

On a muggy dog-day evening last week, a vagrant summer storm knocked out high-voltage power lines in the near New York exurbs—and within the hour returned 9 million people to the dark, heat and disquiet of a pre-electric age … And it underscored once again the fragility of urban American in the last quarter of the twentieth century—a state of dependence so total that a burst of lightning could shut down the nation’s largest city as surely and nearly as completely as a neutron bomb.

Newsweek, July, 25, 1977



"The Godfather" Premiered 40 Years Ago Today

Coppola’s antiphony of themes of innocence and corruption, his artful mixing of domestic detail and cold killing, are what raise this film far about the ordinary gangland epic. The story of the fall of the Cosa Nostra Don, Vito Corleone, and the rise to power of his son, Michael, is as much a story of family loyalty as it is a saga of power struggles in organized crime.

Newsweek March 13, 1972

"The Godfather" Premiered 40 Years Ago Today

Coppola’s antiphony of themes of innocence and corruption, his artful mixing of domestic detail and cold killing, are what raise this film far about the ordinary gangland epic. The story of the fall of the Cosa Nostra Don, Vito Corleone, and the rise to power of his son, Michael, is as much a story of family loyalty as it is a saga of power struggles in organized crime.

Newsweek March 13, 1972



When he leaned into the microphone, ripped off his black leather jacket and blasted, “Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run,” the Jersey teeny-boppers went wild. After four foot-stomping encores they were ready to crown Bruce Springsteen the great white hope of rock ‘n’ roll.

Newsweek October 27, 1975

The Boss Is Back With A New Album.  Here’s What Critics Are Saying.



Nixon Visits China

The two nations see virtually every other country in the world — with the possible exception of the Soviet Union — through different lenses; some of America’s firmest commitments are to lands, like Japan, that Peking holds to be adversaries. And the conflicting political philosophies and social systems that have been nurtured over the years present obstacles to understanding and wholehearted cooperation that will not be easily surmounted. Yet even at that, Mr. Nixon’s journey achieved the goal of breaking a long silence. It also ushered in a new age of pragmatism that is certain to have an influence around the globe. As one student of foreign affairs suggested: “The talks in Peking could turn out to be one of the hinges of postwar history.”

Newsweek March 6, 1972

Nixon Visits China

The two nations see virtually every other country in the world — with the possible exception of the Soviet Union — through different lenses; some of America’s firmest commitments are to lands, like Japan, that Peking holds to be adversaries. And the conflicting political philosophies and social systems that have been nurtured over the years present obstacles to understanding and wholehearted cooperation that will not be easily surmounted. Yet even at that, Mr. Nixon’s journey achieved the goal of breaking a long silence. It also ushered in a new age of pragmatism that is certain to have an influence around the globe. As one student of foreign affairs suggested: “The talks in Peking could turn out to be one of the hinges of postwar history.”

Newsweek March 6, 1972