Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat Stan’s problems finally come to light leaving the team struggling to help him in the episode Hard Knocks. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from January 15 to January 21, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.
On Jan. 17, a man opened fire on the school yard at Cleveland Elementary School in Stockton, CA killing 5 children and injuring 30. The perpetrator fired 106 rounds into the school before turning the gun on himself. The racially motivated shooting using a semi-automatic firearm is unfortunately still all-too-familiar even now, 30 years later.
In one of his final acts as President, Ronald Reagan pardoned Yankees owner George Steinbrenner stemming from his conviction during the Nixon Presidency. In 1974 Steinbrenner was found guilty of making illegal campaign contributions and felony obstruction of justice. In January of 1989 President Reagan offically pardoned Steinbrenner of his conviction, which was nice break for the normally charming Yankees owner…. jackass.
Goodbye Poison, lets get onto a much better song than Every Rose. Written and performed by Bobby Brown and from the 7x platinum album Don’t Be Cruel is My Prerogative. The single is from Brown’s second solo album after leaving the mega-band New Edition and is easily one of his biggest hits. It would only hold the top spot for one week, but its legacy would endure regardless of Brown’s off-stage behavior. Brown would also help usher in the greatest era of R & B music in history.
Rain Man still holds the box office for a few more weeks so we go to the archive. I’d like to look ahead to early February as I won’t have a chance to talk about this hidden classic since it won’t reach number one over Three Fugatives or The Fly II. Starring the legendary John Candy and Annie Potts is the classic Who’s Harry Crumb?. The Pink Panther-esque comdey is John Candy at his best and an example of what the 80’s got right about movies. Sometimes, we don’t need to make a statement or blow up a city. Sometimes, we just want to have fun at the movies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @gowiththeheat. That’s all for this week, bye pals.
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