In The News
United In Finland – President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev issue a statement declaring support for economic and political sanctions against Iraq. They warn that if current steps fail, they are “prepared to take additional cones consistent with the U.N. Charter.”
Some 171 American women and children are flown to safety from Kuwait. Meanwhile – Kuwait pledged to provide $5 billion over the rest of this year for U.S. led military and economic campaigns against Iraq.
President Bush warns that the siege of Iraq may be long and costly, but pledged that he will free Kuwait. He’s ready to use military force if sanctions fail.
Iraq follows the call of its old enemy, Iran and renewed its attack on the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia.
Secretary of State James Baker calls on NATO to send ground troops to join U.S. troops deployed against Iraq.
President Bush attacks a House-sponsored crime bill, telling a group of prosecutors that it is a “pro-criminal measure that “handcuffs the police.
Supreme Court nominee David Souter tells the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Constitution gives married couples a fundamental right to privacy in matters involving childbirth and contraception.
Entertainment news – September 8, 1990
Jodi Foster enters into an agreement with Orion Pictures to star, direct and produce movies.
Music news – September 8, 1990
MTV Video Music Awards – Sinead O’Connor gets best video for “Nothing Compares 2 U.” She also got best female video and best post-modern video. M.C Hammer got an award. Arsenio Hall hosted.
Television news – September 8, 1990
HA! – The comedy channel will broadcast 100 half-hour episodes of “The Steve Allen Show” beginning Oct. 1.
ABC cancels its weekend “The Health Show.”
All for one - ABC. NBC and CBS take out a print ad asking advertisers not to abandon them for cable or syndicated TV. The networks have lost about 20% of their prime-time audience to cable.
“The Joan Rivers Collection.” Joan Rivers will sell her new jewelry line on QVC.
Jane Leno, Jane Pauley and Candice Bergen will co-host the 42nd Annual Emmy Awards.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – September 8, 1990
CBS – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tiny Toon Adventures, Movie
NBC – Quantum Leap, Night Court, Wings, Midnight Caller, Tonight Show
ABC – Full House, Family Matters, Perfect Strangers, Twin Peaks, Nightline
Fox – America’s Most Wanted, DEA
PBS – Washington Week, Wall St. Week
MTV – Turn It Up, Street Party
Quantum Leap – Al urges Sam to step into the former’s past to stop a nurse from remarrying.
Top movies – September 8, 1990
Men at Work
Pump Up The Volume
My Blue Heaven
After Dark, My Sweet
Die Hard 2
Delta Force 2