Week of December 1-5, 1985
Weekly radio address - Reacting to a wave of espionage arrests, President
Reagan says his Administration is approaching the increasing threat to national
security “with a new degree of realism.” And vows to “root out and prosecute the
spies of any nation.”
President Reagan accepts the resignation of
Robert C. McFarlane as his national security
appoints McFarlane’s deputy, Vice
. M. Poindexter to succeed him.
James Beggs, NASA Director is indicted along with
three other executives of General Dynamics Corp.
on charges of trying to hide overrun losses on the
Army’s ill-fated Sgt. York anti-aircraft gun.
Black nationalist leader Winnie Mandela defies the
South African government’s orders banning her
from all political activities to tell mourners at a
funeral for 12 people killed in an anti-government
protest, “The blood of our heroes will be avenged.”
The Buffalo Bills announce that they have waived Vince Ferragamo, their starter
quarterback for the first nine games this season. The Bills have only won one
game with Ferragamo at the helm. He was replaced by Bruce Matheson on Nov.
Michael Jordan thinks he’ll be back playing with the Bulls around Christmas. He’s
been keeping a low profile since he broke a bone in his left foot October 29.
Padre owner Joan Kroc wants to rehire fired coach Ozzie Virgil and vows Dick
Williams will not be forced out as Padre manager. She says her employees made
some bad decisions.
Music news -
denies she copied the hit
song “9 to 5” from a husband-wife songwriting
team. She said she worked on the song at her
hotel. Parton was sued in 1983 by Neil and Janice
Goldberg of Los Angeles. They testified earlier that
Week of December 1-5, 1985
in 1978, they had sent two albums containing a song called “Money World” to
actress Jane Fonda and her husband Tom Hayden. They never heard back, but
when they learned Fonda’s production company was involved in the film “9 to 5,”
they believed somehow, Parton’s version was derived from the album.
Connie Francis, booked on trespass and battery charges after she refused to put
out a cigarette aboard a delta jetliner, called crewmembers “big jerks” and kicked
a policeman, is released.
presides over one of
the most popular programs on public TV each week - “Wall
Street Week.” In addition to the show, Rukeyser is a sought-
after lecturer and also writes a weekly economies column
and has written two best-selling books on financial matters.
“The Hitchhiker” is HBO’s most popular show. It’s been on
the network for a year.
Wednesday night television -
CBS - A Charlie Brown Christmas, Twas the Night Before Christmas, Charlie &
Co. George Burns, The Equalizer
NBC - Highway to Heaven, Hell Town, St. Elsewhere, Tonight, David Letterman
ABC - The Insiders, Dynasty, Hotel. Nightline, Eye on Hollywood
Showtime - Honeymooners Lost Episodes, Brothers, Washintoon.
St. Elsewhere - Fiscus uses a new device to start the heart of a patient.
Tonight - Joan Rivers guest hosts with Howard Cosell and Whitney Houston and
At the movies
Back to the Future
One Magic Christmas
King Solomon’s Mines