Donald G. Cooley was the first chief editor, emerging from the panel of "expert editors." In 1934, William J. Kostka became editor, and the magazine was no longer touted as being "edited by experts." Tom Mahoney became editor for a short period in 1937, but he was replaced in the same year by Robert Hertzberg. In 1942, editorial duties were assumed by Roland Cueva and Bill Williams. Robert Hertzberg again began editing the magazine in 1945 and remained until 1948, when he was replaced by William L. Parker. Parker remained as editor until 1963, and the format of the magazine remained stable throughout this period. Robert G. Beason became editor in 1963 and remained in this position until 1980. A major change in format and intent was implemented in 1980, when editorial duties were assumed by David E. Petzal. Another major change was implemented in 1984, when Joseph R. Provey became the magazine's editor. He remained editor until 1989, when Michael Morris assumed the job.
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Publication information: Book title: American Mass-Market Magazines. Contributors: Alan Nourie - Editor, Barbara Nourie - Editor. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1990. Page number: 169.