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Contributors: Jul. 29, 1996

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ROGER ROSENBLATT has recently returned to TIME after an eight-year absence. We like to think of it as a mere hiatus–although while he was away he did manage to win Peabody and Emmy awards for his work on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on pbs, write and perform two one-man off-Broadway shows and contribute essays to such publications as the New York Times and the New Republic. He has also written a forthcoming memoir of Harvard in the 1960s. For his report on the TWA crash, Rosenblatt went to the town near the site, only 10 miles from his summer home. “I first learned of the disaster when an explosion shook our house,” he says. “After that, it was all reporting in sorrow.”

ALEXANDRA STIGLMAYER, a Croat native who works in TIME’s Central Europe bureau, has a knack for being in the right place at the right reportorial time. For five years her remarkable contributions from the former Yugoslavia have added an enriching dimension to TIME’s coverage of the conflagration; this week’s story on Bosnian ex-President Radovan Karadzic–which charts his path from farm boy to psychiatrist to indicted war criminal–is no exception. “The thing I admire most about Alexandra,” says Richard Hornik, TIME’s deputy chief of correspondents, “is that she hates not getting the real story and simply will not stop until she has it.”

MICHAEL KRANTZ has been fascinated by new media since the dawn of what he calls “the age of infobahn hype.” He’s a self-confessed recovering Doom II addict who has written about everything from Nintendo to nanotechnology; this week he covers Time Warner’s all but completed acquisition of Turner Broadcasting. Before joining TIME, Krantz was a senior editor at Mediaweek and an indefatigable free-lancer (his work appeared in such magazines as New York, Rolling Stone and the New Yorker). He is also that lucky man who is happy in his job. “My field,” he says, “is the only new form of creative expression to emerge in my lifetime.”

STEVE WULF, who came to us from our sister publication Sports Illustrated, is in effect TIME’s coach this summer–organizing our team coverage of the centennial Olympic Games and, this week, writing our lead story about the opening ceremonies. Wulf cares about how sports relate to the culture, to entertainment, to how people express themselves. But he also focuses in on the nuts and bolts of many events; while in Atlanta he will cover baseball, basketball and field hockey. “I expect that these games will be terrific,” he says. “At a certain point, track and field will take over.” And how will the athletes cope with Atlanta’s heat and humidity? “I think there will be a lot of world records,” says Wulf. You heard it here first.

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