Week of January 8, 1989
- Emperor Hirohito
, who held divine status
until Japan’s defeat in World War II and endured to
reign for 62 years. He was 87.
In a personal farewell to the nation, President
Reagan hailed his eight years and his loyal followers
by saying to a nationwide TV audience - “We
changed the world.” He claimed “tow great triumphs,
two things that I’m proudest of” - the economic
recovery with its 19 million new jobs and “the
recovery of our morale.” He declared that “America is
respected again in the world and looked to for
Military bids farewell to Reagan - President Reagan receives lavish gratitude and
a proud farewell from U.S military men and women whom he, in turn, praised for
their “martial virtues.”
President-elect Bush completes the selection of his cabinet-level team by
choosing William Bennett for a new position directing the nation’s anti-drug
campaign and retired Adm. James D. Watkins - the former chief of naval
operations to be energy secretary.
President-elect Bush says there is a “National Imperative” to expand so-called
“choice” programs that allow parents to select the public schools their children
His final budget - President Reagan will submit a final $1.2 trillion spending
blueprint aimed at sustaining a military buildup among other things.
begins serving a one-year jail
sentence for carrying an illegal handgun, ending a
bitter and controversial case that touched a raw
national nerve over urban crime.
In Paris - Representatives of 149 nations end a
conference on chemical weapons with a pledge not to
use toxic arms and called on the Geneva
disarmament conference to institute a treaty that bans
their stockpiling production and use.
Week of January 8, 1989
It’ll be the Bengals and 49ers in the Superbowl as the 49ers defeat the Chicago
Bears 28-3 and the Bengals defeat the Buffalo Bills 21-10.
Radio news - President Reagan’s son Michael signs to co-host a morning talk
show over KSDO in San Diego. He’ll co-host with Jack Merker on radio 1130.
Matt Williams, who created “Roseanne” - walks off the show because of tensions
with the show’s star - Roseanne Barr.
Sunday night television -
CBS - 60 Minutes, Murder, She Wrote, Movie
NBC - Family Ties, Day by Day, Twist of Fate
ABC - Mission: Impossible, Movie
Fox - 21 Jump Street, America’s Most Wanted, Married With Children, It’s Garry
Shandling’s Show, Tracey Ullman, Duet
PBS - Nature, Masterpiece Theatre
MTV - Week In Rock, ½ Hour Comedy Hour, Monty Python, 120 Minutes
Mission: Impossible - The IMF helps a Soviet scientist defect.
Married With Children - Al decides to
build a bathroom of his own.
At the movies -
Oliver & Company