The double issue that goes to bed tonight and hits newsstands Monday (and tablets on Sunday), will have bylines from former Newsweek editors-in-chief Jon Meacham, writing on the magazine’s presidential covers, and Mark Whitaker, writing about civil rights coverage. Tina Brown wrote her usual editor’s note.

Other past and present Newsweek bigs who contributed pieces include Evan Thomas (co-writing with former Time managing editor Jim Kelly on the newsweeklies’ rivalry); Eleanor Clift (on women); Michael Isikoff (on Monica Lewinsky); David Ansen; Dan Klaidman; Andrew Romano and others.

A Newsweek spokesperson wouldn’t say what the cover was.