This Week In Vice 32 – April 6 – May 3, 1986
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Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat Tubbs and Crockett bring down a band of Yuppie Pirates wreaking havoc on the Florida coast in the episode Trust Fund Pirates. On This Week in Vice we'll be covering when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from April 6 to May 3, 1986, when Miami Vice was King.

In news…

In the month between Vice episodes there is an amazing amount of news. Some events include Hulk Hogan beating King Kong Bundy in Wrestlemania II, Clint Eastwood elected Mayor of Carmel, CA and Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners.

There are two stories to emphasize: On April 21, the two hour live broadcast titled The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault hosted by Geraldo Rivera. The special focused on the opening of a secret vault at the Lexington Hotel, formally owned by Capone, which was hyped to possibly contain lost riches or even dead bodies. The show invited IRS agents and a medical examiner to be on set when the vault was opened. After all the build-up it ended up being a dud and completely empty. Unfortunately this was not the end of Geraldo Rivera's career but is one of the most memorable TV moments from the 80's.

The biggest news was on April 26 uncontrolled reactor conditions erupted at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant causing a massive release of radioactive material and is one of if not the worst nuclear disaster in history. 2 people died from the resulting explosion but the affect is inmeasurable as countless thousands of people in the Ukraine, USSR and Eastern Europe have felt the effects of the radioactive fallout.

In Music…

Luckily in this time period there are two songs at the top of the Hot 100. One is a reason the 80's was a terrible time for music, but the other is an example of why music was great in the 80's. Rock Me Amadeus from the band Falco would hold the top spot for 3 weeks but isn't the song I want to talk about. The song was immensely popular, but in my opinion, was just another 80's pop song that only found success in the MTV generation.

The song I really want to highlight is Kiss from the amazing Prince and The Revolution. There are songs from the 80's like Rock Me Amadeus that are forgettable and we laugh when we remember them. Then there are some songs like Kiss that are timeless classics from one of the most iconic performers and musicians on the planet. We miss you Prince.

In Movies…

This weeks movies are quite the odd collection. First is the Tom Hanks and Shelley Long comedy The Money Pit. I don't have much to add other than Shelley Long should have stayed at Cheers and we'd all be a lot happier. Next is Ridley Scott film Legend) starring Tom Cruise. The dark fantasy film wasn't much of a commercial success but was nominated for several awards and has quite the cult following. The last film is Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling. The semi-autobiographical film about the life of Richard Pryor revolving around his struggles with womanizing and drug abuse.

And that's everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at gowiththeheat.com. I'd love to hear from you! Email the show gowiththeheat@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. That's all for this week, bye pals.

And that's everything you need to know that was happening when Miami Vice was king. Be sure to join us on Go With The Heat at gowiththeheat.com. I'd love to hear from you! Email the show gowiththeheat@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @domcorriveau. That's all for this week, bye pals.

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This Week In Vice 32 – April 6 – May 3, 1986
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