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In The News

A last-minute effort by President Clinton and Republican congressional leaders to come up with a temporary budget deal fails and the government could shut down. 

Retired Gen. Colin L. Powell says he will not run for President in 1996, but he did say he is a Republican for the first time. 

Israel - Acting Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres restates his commitment to peace and will push for expansion of Palestinian self-rule. Israeli police say that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered in a plot by Jewish extremists who planned to kill other pro-peace politicians.

More than 200,000 Israelis jam Yitzhak Rabin Square, formerly Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv for a mass memorial.

AIDS/Health/Medical news – November 8, 1995

The FDA now backs a new line of anti-AIDS compounds known as protease inhibitors. They are believed to be much more potent that the most prescribed current AIDS therapies, called nucleoside analogs such as AZT, DDI and DDC.

Notable Obituary - November 8, 1995 

Passing – Marie Callender (88) – turned a mom-and-pop restaurant into a national chain.


Entertainment/Celebrity/Movie news – November 8, 1995

Another defector – Sylvester Stallone signs with International Creative Management – the latest to jump from Creative Artists Agency. He follows Alex Baldwin and Kevin Costner who left after he departure of executives Michael Ovitz and Ron Meyer.

Seems that Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle is causing a commotion as hairstylists are reporting it’s in demand. 


Top pop hit music singles – November 8, 1995

Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio

Fantasy – Mariah Carey

Set U Free – Planet Soul

Tell Me – Groove Theory

Runaway – Janet Jackson

Who Can I Run to – Xscape

You Remind Me Of Something – R. Kelly

Dreaming of You – Selena

East Side Rendezvous – Frost

Outt Of My Life – Monica



Music news – November 8, 1995

ABC will air a 1974 interview of John Lennon by Howard Cosell during “Monday Night Football.” Cosell conducted the interview when Lennon attended his first NFL game and was seated next to Ronald Reagan.

Tupac Shakur’s record company will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to the parents of Qu’id Walker Teal – the 6-year-old boy who was killed at an outdoor festival in Marin City back in 1992. The stray bullet came from a gun owned by Shakur – who has been arrested some six times since 1993 on various charges.

The Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s tour, which was supposed to open in Denver this week, is postponed until early next year. Drummer Chad Smith broke his wrist playing baseball.

Paul McCartney is not happy with the way Michael Jackson is handling the Beatles music catalogue – which Jackson now owns – calling it tacky. Jackson merged his publishing company with Sony Music this week.


Television news – November 8, 1995

Turner Broadcasting System Inc, which has agreed to a buyout by Time Warner Inc., says it earned $40 million in the third quarter as operating profit jumped at its cable networks.

Letterman in LA? - David Letterman, talking to Tom Snyder on “Late Late Show with Tom Snyder” said there are some good reasons to move his show to Los Angeles and it may be under consideration. Letterman is getting beaten in the ratings by Jay Leno. He’s in LA this week to do the Late Show.

HBO’s “Comic Relief VII has received $4.9 million in pledges so far. 

On “Saturday Night Live” – Quentin Tarantino hosts with musical guests Smashing Pumpkins.

Top TV Shows/Ratings – November 8, 1995
ER – 24.7

Seinfeld – 22.0

Friends – 19.7

Caroline in the City – 18.3

The Single Guy – 17.8

 Home Improvement – 16.9

Monday Night Football – 16.8

Coach – 16.0

NYPD Blue – 15.8

Grace Under Fire – 15.3

PrimeTime Live – 15.3

20/20 – 15.0

Movie-Nothing Lasts Forever Part 1 – 14.2

60 Minutes – 13.9

Roseanne – 13.4

Frasier – 13.2

Murphy Brown – 13.1

America’s Funniest Home Videos at (7:30) – 12.8

Ellen – 12.7


Thursday night television listings/TV guide – week of November 8, 1995

CBS – Murder, She Wrote, New York News, 48 Hours, Dave Letterman

NBC – Friends, The Single Guy, Seinfeld, Caroline in the City, ER, Jay Leno

ABC – Movie, Murder One, Nightline

Fox – Living Single, The Crew, New York Undercover

PBS – Great Journeys, Mystery!, She Lives to Ride, Charlie Rose

Sci-Fi – Friday the 13th, Twilight Zone , Tales From The Darkside, Quantum Leap, She-Wolf of London

TNN – Country News, Club Dance, Tommy Wynette & Friends, Music City Tonight,


On Music City Tonight – Jerry Reed, Cal Smith,  Frank Mills

On David  Letterman – Bruce Willis, Heather Locklear, Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

On Jay Leno – Jim Carey, Tom Jones.


Top movies – November 8, 1995

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

Get Shorty



Home for the Holidays

Now and Then

Fair Game


Vampire in Brooklyn

Gold Diggers

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