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Hi pals, coming up on this week’s episode of Go With The Heat the team finds themselves in the middle of a drug ring and a family feud in the episode Fruit of the Poison Tree. On This Week In Vice we’re taking a look back to when this episode of Miami Vice aired, from January 22 to February 4, 1989, when Miami Vice was King.

In news…

On January 30 Olympian Bruce Kimball was found guilty of manslaughter after an August 1, 1988 accident in which a drunk Kimball drove into a crowd of teenagers, killing 2 and injuring 4. Kimball was sentenced to 17 years in prison but was released in less than 5 and his driving privileges were reinstated even after being permanently revoked previously. On the same day, former New York criminal defense lawyer Joel Steinberg was found guilty of 1st. degree manslaughter for the murder of his illegally adopted daughter. He would be paroled in 2004.

In Sports…

On Jan. 22 the San Fransisco 49ers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 23. In one of the most memorable Super Bowls, Joe Montana lead the 49ers 92 yards and scored the winning touchdown with just 34 seconds left in the game. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice would be named Super Bowl MVP and after winning his 3rd. Super Bowl, 49ers head coach Bill Walsh would retire.

In Music…

Bobby Brown’s short reign on the Hot 100 comes to a close as a old favorite claims the top spot once again. From the soundtrack for the film Buster is Two Hearts by Phil Collins. The film starred Phil and this was the second number one from the soundtrack. Two Hearts would receive a both a Grammy and an Oscar nomination, which is much more successful than the film.

In Movies…

Rain Man is still on top of the Box Office so we go to the archives. To be honest, if you were going to the theater at this time in 1989, it was slim pickings. I’m going to skip Her Alibi starring Tom Selleck and Physical Evidence starring Burt Reynolds because both of those movies are terrible. Instead lets talk about a movie that at least made money in its run at theaters. Starring Ted Danson and the amazing Isabella Rossellini is the film Cousins. The romantic comedy was directed by Joel Schumacher and at least had a good cast, which is more than the other two movies can say.

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 96 – Jan. 22 – Feb. 4, 1989
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