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Dateline: Events/Week of March 8, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News 

Primary - Both Bill Clinton and George Bush win in S. Carolina.

More Primaries - Arkansas Gov Bill Clinton sweeps the southern states on Super Tuesday with victories in Florida, Texas and nine other states.

(The Check Kiting Affair) - Political scandal - Check overdrafts by Congressmen is a big issue and so far – eighty incumbents who admitted making personal overdrafts on the now defunct House bank.

pdate - The House votes to authorize disclosure of the banking records of 355 current and former members of Congress who wrote band checks at the House bank during a recent 39-month period.

Former President Richard Nixon has criticized President Bush and Secretary of State James Baker III for their policy toward Russia’s democratic revolution, saying one of the century’s historic opportuniies is being missed – that Russia must not miss in transforming itself into a free-market democracy.

The House scandal spreads to the Senate after Rep Barbara Boxer (D-Ca.) admitted writing 87 bad checks.

The FDA warned the use of pregnant women of ACE inhibitors can cause fetal deformities or death.

Hundreds of workers at Kennedy Space Center cheered as NASA’s new shuttle, the Endeavour, emerged form the hangar and moved a step closer to its first liftoff.

The Surgeon General wants R.J. Reynolds to dumb its “Old Joe” camel cartoon ads because they appeal to the younger set.

Ukrainian president Leonid Kravchuk said he has stopped sending tactical weapons from his republic to Russia for dismantling.

Passing – Menachem Begin who led Israel to its first forma. Peace with an Arab state. He was 78.


Some best-selling books – March 8, 1992

Rising Sun – Michael Crichton

The Road to Omaha – Robert Ludlum

Vox – Nicholson Baker

The Pelican Brief – John Grisham

Fugitive Nights – Joseph Wamaugh

Revolution Form Within – Gloria Steinem

Awaken the Giant – Anthony Robbins

A Return to Love – Marianne Willamson

Den of Thieves – James B. Stewart


Radio news – March 8, 1992

The FCC votes to let financially successful broadcast owners buy more radio stations – now allowing one company to own 30 AM and 30 FM stations nationwide instead of 12 and 12.


Entertainment news – March 8, 1992

Tammy Faye Bakker was granted a divorce from her husband, former television evangelist Jim Bakker, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for fraud and conspiracy in his PTL ministry. The Bakkers married in 1961.


Music news - March 8, 1992

Soul Train Music Awards –

Color Me Badd got best single and song for “I Wanna Sex You Up.” Jodeci’s “Forever My Lady” got best album by a group. Boyz II Men received best new artist. Fischer’s debut album won her best female single record with “How Can I Ease the Pain.” Vanessa Williams, Luther Vandross, Public Enemy and Boyz II Men were among those performing.

MTV premieres a new video by Bruce Springsteen – “Human Touch.”

Don’t miss a tribute to the late Freddie Mercury at “A Concert For Life” – as MTV will air highlights April 25. Performing – Guns ‘n Roses, Metallica, Elton John, George Michael and David Bowie.

 U2 begins their “Zoo TV Tour.” in Miami, the show started with eight straight songs from the new “Achtung Baby” album.

Look for the Beastie Boys’ third album – “Check Your Head” next month. They are Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz and Adam Yauch.

Top albums – March 8, 1992

Ropin’ The Wind – Garth Brooks

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole

Nevermind – Nirvana

Time, Love and Tenderness – Michael Bolton

No Fences – Garth Brooks

Wayne’s World – soundtrack

Luck of the Draw – Bonnie Raitt

Unforgettable – Natalie Cole

Cooleyhighharmony – Boyz II Men

Metallica – Metallica


Television news – March 8, 1992

On “Saturday Night Live” – John Goodman with musical guest Garth Brooks.

ABC has ordered 13 episodes of a one-hour police drama that it had rejected last month, but the new series “will not be an R-rated Show” as producer Steve Bocho originally had proposed. The show is “ NYPD Blue.”

CBS has ordered 50 episodes of “Northern Exposure.”

On Lifetime Television – “Shattered Lullabies” with hosts Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.  “40,000 babies will die before their first birthday. The figure is not just a tragedy. It’s a scandal.”

“Matlock” starring Andy Griffith will be back – but on ABC. NBC canceled the series last week.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday – TBS presents – Bond… James Bond movies.

On ABC – don’t miss a new series as George Lucas presents “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.”


Thursday night television listings/TV guide – week of March 8, 1992

CBS – Top Cops, Street Stories, Knots Landing

NBC – The Cosby Show, A Different World, Cheers, Wings, L.A. Law, Tonight Show, David Letterman, Later with Bob Costas

ABC – Columbo, PrimeTime Live, Nightline

PBS – Great Performances

MTV – Day in Rock, Music videos, Unplugged


Top TV Shows/Ratings – March 8, 1992

60 Minutes – 22.7

Roseanne – 22.2

Murphy Brown – 19.8

Happy Days Reunion Special – 19.6

Home Improvement – 18.9

Murder, She Wrote – 18.0

Full House – 18.0

Movie-Woman with a Past – 17.5

Designing Women – 17.0

Movie-Young Indiana Jones/Curse of the Jackal – 16.6

Unsolved Mysteries – 16.4

Movie-In Sickness and in Health – 16.3

Major Dad – 16.3

20/20 – 16.2

Cheers – 15.9

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air – 15.6

Evening Shade – 15.5

(Seinfeld is #46 with an 11.5)


Top movie video rentals – March 8, 1992

Thelma & Louise

The Rocketeer

Regarding Henry

Point Break

Hot Shots


Top movies – March 8, 1992  

Wayne’s World

Lawnmower Man

Fried Green Tomatoes

Once Upon a Crime

Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot


Memoirs of an Invisible Man

Medicine Man

Hand that Rocks The Cradle

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