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Dateline: Events/Headlines - Week of March 1, 1982 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Sports, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts



In The News

Sen. Harrison A Williams Jr. (D-NJ) took the senate floor to proclaim his innocence of any crimes for impropriety and vowed to fight, ”this preposterous recommendation I be expelled.”

The nation’s unemployment rate jumps back up to 8.8% in February. 

President Reagan resumes his acting career appearing briefly as himself in a television show about the assassination attempt in which he was shot and wounded. The program will in Washington March 30 – the first anniversary of the event. “Saving of the President” – produced and will air over channel 7 – WJLA-TV and is described as a docudrama.  An actor portrays Reagan in various hospital scenes.

An attorney for Nancy Kissinger enters an innocent plea to charges she attacked a woman who suggested her husband, former Secretary of state Henry Kissinger, was a homosexual.


Fascinating Business news – Arco – March 1, 1982

No more Arco credit cards - Atlantic Ridgefield announces that it will stop accepting its 3 million company-issued credit cards from customers buying gasoline and other products.


Radio news – March 1, 1982

The FCC approves AM stereo, but, will not dictate which five incompatible stereo systems they should use. The FCC has decided the marketplace could do a better job. 


Music news – March 1, 1982

Manager Derek Sutton is abruptly fired by Styx and 6 ½ years with the band. Sutton is credited with building the band’s multi-million empire.

Clarence Clemons has formed a band and taken on the road, during hiatus with the E-Street band. It’s bit – 10 piece with a horn section.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Hollywood news – March 1, 1982

 Comedian/actor John Belushi is found dead in a $200-a-day Hollywood suite. He was 33. He was discovered just after noon in bed in his bungalow suite at the Chateau Marmont Hotel on Sunset Blvd. 


Television news – March 1, 1982

The FCC authorizes the first new broadcasting service in 20 years – low power television. There’s hope this will open opportunities to minorities and religious groups. The stations will use vacant TV channels and should have a range of about 15 miles.

CBS becomes the first network in more than a decade to purchase a cable TV system. CBS is buying a 35-channel system in the Dallas-Ft Worth area - a system with 18,000 subscribers. 

From the makers of “Airplane” – ABC-TV debuts, “Police Squad” this week. Stars Leslie Nielsen 


Top movies – March 1, 1982

One From The Heart

Cannery Row

They All Laughed

Shoot The Moon

I’m Dancing

Personal Best

Vice Squad

Death Wish

French Lt’s Woman

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