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Dateline: Events/Week of November 1, 1992 In News, Pop Culture, Tech, Celebrity, Entertainment & Fascinating Facts


In The News

In Kansas City (MO) – Ross Perot says President Bush is bound to lose, so the American people should not waste their votes on him. 

Ross Perot unloads on Bill Clinton, saying he is unqualified “through background and experience” to lead the nation. Up until now, Perot was known to bash President Bush.

Bill Clinton rolls through 9 states in a 30-hour marathon campaign run.

In Houston, President Bush pleas for the support of Americans whose Election Day decisions he said would “cast a shadow forward” in the nation’s history.

Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and Al Gore will be the next President and Vice President. Clinton won 43% and carried 29 states.

President-elect Bill Clinton names lawyer Warren Christopher and Vernon E. Jordan to take charge of his transition into the White House. 

Newspapers say President-elect Clinton seeks to send a message that he is moving quickly on the nation’s economic concerns and will seek a bipartisan approach to foreign policy.

The Bush Administration announces plans to impose punitive tariffs on French, German and Italian white wines – a move that could price them out of the U.S. market. The tariffs could raise the price of a $10 bottle of imported white wine to $30. This comes after a long-simmering dispute between the U.S. and the EC over European subsidies for growers of soybeans and other oil-bearing crops.


Sports news – November 1, 1992

Earvin (Magic) Johnson retires (again) from basketball. And he days, this time for good:  “It has become obvious that the various controversies surrounding my return are taking away from both basketball as a sport and the larger issue of living with HIV, for me and the many people affected.”


Entertainment news – November 1, 1992

Replacing Brandon Tartikoff, Paramount Communications announces that it has hired producer Sherry Lansing to head the motion picture group. 

Nightclub singer Gennifer Flowers is making the publicity rounds. She’s got a photo spread in the December issue of Playboy. Of course, she claims to have had a longstanding affair with Bill Clinton.


Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 1, 1992

Roseanne – 24.1

60 Minutes – 23.0

Coach – 20.0

Murphy Brown

Home Improvement – 18.4

SNL’s Presidential Bash – 18.4

Movie-Pretty Woman – 18.2

 Murder, She Wrote – 17.8

20/20 – 16.9

Full House – 15.8

Cheers – 15.8

Unsolved Mysteries – 15.6

Football – 15.6

Hearts Afire – 15.4

Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper – 15.4

Evening Shade – 15.1

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – 15.0

Blossom – 14.9

Movie-Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick – 14.9

The Simpsons – 14.7

Movie –In The Deep Woods – 14.5

Wings – 14.4

Love & War – 14.2

Rescue 911 – 13.9


Music news – November 1, 1992

 At bookstores – Madonna’s “Sex.”

In last week’s “Time Magazine” – singer Sinead O’Connor criticized Bob Dylan for not sticking up for her after she was booed off stage at his October Madison Square Garden tribute concert. She said Dylan told her after the concert – “That I should keep on doing what I’m doing.” But it’s no good saying that to me. Why doesn’t he say it to them (the audience)? She said she knew that ripping up a picture of the Pope on Saturday Night Live was bound to offend, put people need a shock to listen.

Wrapper Ice T has a new album out this week. “Predator” features” Ain’t Gonna Take My Life,” another anti-cop rap song. This one talks about the Rodney King beating.

The biggest - Elton John and Bernie Taupin sign a music publishing deal with Warner/Chappell music for an estimated $39 million over 12 years. It gives the publishing firm the right to administer all the team’s post 1974 material plus songs from John’s next four albums. This tops U2’s deal of $20 million and Madonna’s $10 million.

Jerry Garcia is back from his recent bout with exhaustion and is performing. His Jerry Garcia Band just did a Halloween show and the Grateful Dead has concert plans in December.


Television news – November 1, 1992

NBC-TV - Don’t miss “Saturday Night Live” Presidential Bash with Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Dan Akryod and Chevy Chase. Special – on Sunday Night!


Top video music rentals – November 1, 1992

Basic Instinct

My Cousin Vinny


Batman Returns

Fried Green Tomatoes


Top movies  – November 1, 1992

Under Siege

A River Runs Through It


The Last of the Mohicans

The Mighty Ducks

Consenting Adults

Pure Country

Dr. Giggles

Night and the City

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