From the beginning, Baltimoreans were regulars in JET, from NAACP leaders to educators to athletes. The January 20, 1955, issue — in which the main story was "JET Visits Baltimore" — featured on the cover a "pretty 19-year-old coed sophomore at Baltimore's famed Morgan State College." The old JET went for cheesecake, with comely women in bathing suits, strapless evening gowns or maybe a mink coat, and it promoted entertainers and athletes. Still, there were also enough hard news nuggets to provide some gravitas. In times of hopelessness, the old JET showed black people succeeding against the odds. When schools did not teach it, JET gave us "this week in history" from a black perspective. JET brought Africa and the Caribbean into our homes. It introduced us to movers and shakers in Washington and on Wall Street.