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This Week In Vice 34 - May 12 - Sept. 21, 1986

Hi pals, coming up on this weeks episode of Go With The Heat we close out season 2 of Miami Vice. This week's show covers all our favorite guest stars, music and episodes from the second season. On This Week in Vice we'll be covering the time in between season 2 and 3 of Miami Vice, from May 12 to Sept. 21, 1986, when Miami Vice was King.

In news...

In the 4 month span between seasons there's an enormous amount of news. so we'll quickly run through some of the highlights. On May 26, an estimated 6.5 million people participated in the charity event "Hands Across America". On June 12, the South African government extended the State of Emergency to the entire country and heavily censored the media in an attempt to extend the apartheid. On July 3 President Reagan presided over the the rededication of the Statue of Liberty on its 100th. birthday. And on Sept. 8, the first episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show airs who tried desperatley to book the one and only Don Johnson on its first episode.

In sports, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames to win the Stanley Cup. In the NBA, the Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets. George Brett gets his 2,000th. hit and Greg Norman wins the British Open.

In Music...

There are many changes at the top of the Hot 100 in this time frame. Topping the list includes Greatest Love of All by Whitney Houston, On My Own by Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, Papa Don't Preach by Madonna, Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel and Higher Love by Steve Winwood. Personally, I'm akin to the love ballad Glory of Love from Peter Cetera from the amazing movie Karate Kid Part II. According to Peter Cetera, the song was originally written for the end credits of Rocky IV and I just can't handle all the 80's in this sentence.

In Movies...

For as much news and music there was during this time period, the movie list is insane. On May 18, Top Gun would be king of the box office. It would be replaced by the Sylvester Stallone classic Cobra, then Karate Kid Part II only to give way to the scifi classic Aliens. Next comes the Cronenberg classic The Fly and then the unbelieveable film Stand By Me, which would be replaced by none other than... Top Gun 16 weeks after its initial release. This is easily the greatest summer of movies ever. I wish I had time to gush over every single one of these movies but in the essence of time all I'll say is

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. There will not be a show next week, but we'll be back in two weeks with more Miami Vice goodness. That's all for this week, bye pals.

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This Week In Vice 34 – May 12 – Sept. 21, 1986
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