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Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat the team is searching for a ritualistic serial killer who’s closer to them than they think in the episode Asian Cut. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from Dec. 18 to January 14, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.

In news…

On Dec. 21 Pan Am Flight 103 was destroyed over the Scotland by an explosion, killing all 243 passengers on board. Known as the Lockerbie Bombing, pieces of the aircraft landed on homes in Lockerbie, Scotland killing an additional 11 people. Years after the tragedy two Libyan nationals we’re handed over to authorities and in 2003 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi accepted blame for the attack.

In Sports…

On Dec. 31 the Philidelphia Eagles took on the Chicago Bears in what is now known as the Fog Bowl. The fog at Soldier Field in Chicago was so thick visibility was limited to only 15-20 yards with each sideline and crowd unable to see the field. The Bears would go on to win the game 20-12.

In Music…

Look Away from the band not covered in fog https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_(band) would eventually fall off the top of the Hot 100 and let a classic 80’s hair band take over number one. From the album Open Up and Say… Ahh! is the power ballad Every Rose has its Thorn by Poison. This would be their only number one hit, but it would be number one for the entire month between Vice episodes and is not only their only number one but really the only good song from Bret Michaels. You heard me…

In Movies…

Twins would rule the box office for the remainder of 1988 and finally on Jan. 2, 1989 it would relent. Taking over the top spot at theaters is the comedy-drama Rain Man. Starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise the movie was an immediate hit and would hold the box office for 5 weeks grossing over $300 million. It would go on to win 4 Oscars including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Dustin Hoffman.

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 us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That’s all for this week, bye pals.

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This Week In Vice 94 – Dec. 18 – Jan. 14, 1989
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