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# 269 - 1993: Music & Headlines


59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

1993...Jurassic Park, The FBI Siege of the Branch Davidian Cult, The Greater Columbus Convention Center is open for Business, The Lady B*ckeyes Fall Short in the NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship, Chris Webber Calls Time Out, The Clinton White House, Last Call for Cheers, Tom Hanks gets Sleepless in Seattle and battles both AIDS and the courts in Philadelphia, Player's Theatre abruptly folds with lots of unanswered questions, and Lucasville Prison is Under Siege. Those were some of the happenings in 1993 in our world, both here at home, and across the vast land we call Earth.

CENTRAL OHIO HEADLINES:
- The Greater Columbus Convention Center, designed by Peter Eisenman, opens its doors in March.
- Players Theatre abruptly folds in September, due to financial issues.
- The Lucasville Prison Riots take place in April at the Lucasville Federal Penitentiary in Southern Ohio.
- Lima Senior beats Westerville North in a mandated play-in High School Football Playoff Game, following a ruling on the eligibility of a North transfer player; Hilliard and Newark Catholic make the State Football Semi-Finals
- Pickerington Lady Tigers win the State Basketball Championship
- The Ohio State Lady Buckeyes finish as runners-up in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, led by Freshman phenom (and recent Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee) Katie Smith
- The Ohio State Football B*ckeyes share the Big Ten title with Wisconsin after a 14-14 tie in Madison in November; B*ckeyes get embarrassed in Ann Arbor two weeks later, 28-0. Wisconsin earns the Rose Bowl bid, having not gone since the 1963 Rose Bowl.

NATIONAL/WORLD HEADLINES:
- Bill Clinton takes office as the 42nd President of the United States.
- Federal Agents seige the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, Texas in the Spring of 1993. After a seven-week standoff, Cult leader David Koresh and 80 of his followers are found dead.

# 236: 1997: Music & Headlines


1:02:35 minutes (57.31 MB)

1997. The World Mourned a Princess. College Football Dynasty Returned to Glory. Hockey Was On It's Way to Ohio. Those were among the happenings in 1997.

NEWS HEADLINES:
- Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a car crash in Paris, along with her companion and their driver, as their car attempts to evade the Paparazzi.
- Mother Teresa of Calcutta passes away.
- The first Harry Potter book is published.
- Steve Jobs returns to Apple Computer.
- NASA's Mars Pathfinder lands on Mars.
- Great Britain returns Hong Kong to China.
- Tony Blair is elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- IBM's Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in Chess.
- Madeleine Albright becomes the first female U.S. Secretary of State in American History.
- Heaven's Gate Cult Commits Mass Suicide near San Diego.
- Rapper Notorious B.I.G. is fatally gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
- Fashion designer Gianni Versace is murdered by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, who later takes his own life.
- The Dow closes above 7,000 for the first time ever.
- Woolworth's closes it's doors forever.
- O.J. Simpson is found guilty in a Civil Trial.
- Dolly the Sheep is cloned at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- Carlos the Jackal is caught and sentenced to life in prison in France.
- Bird Flu hits Hong Kong.

TELEVISION in 1997:
- Ellen DeGeneres comes out as gay following "The Puppy Episode" of her sitcom, "Ellen".
- Frasier wins a fourth consecutive Comedy Series Emmy and General Hospital wins a third consecutive Drama Series Daytime Emmy.
- Top shows include ER, Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, Ally McBeal, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Law & Order, South Park, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Mad About You.

MOVIES in 1997:
- The English Patient sweeps the Academy Awards.

# 230: 1992: Music & Headlines (Hour 1)


59:45 minutes (54.71 MB)

Tonight, Where were YOU in '92? A three-headed Presidential Election. One of the greatest B*ckeye "victories" over TTUN. AmeriFlora comes to Franklin Park. Aladdin and his lamp soar at the Box Office. On TV, Murphy Brown became a single mom and Seinfeld was the master of his domain. Those were some of the happenings in 1992.

COLUMBUS in 1992:
- Gregory S. Lashutka (R) becomes Mayor of Columbus.
- AmeriFlora '92 takes place at Franklin Park; President Bush, First Lady Barbara Bush, and Bob Hope attend the Opening Ceremony.
- Ohio State and Michigan tie in their annual football game; OSU President Gee declared it one of the "greatest Buckeye victories" ever. Michgan and their "Fab Five" beat the basketball Buckeyes in the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament in 1992 as well.

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1991 Movies):
Best Picture - The Silence of the Lambs (the most recent movie to sweep the Top FIVE Oscars)
Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins, The Silence of the Lambs
Best Actress - Jodie Foster, The Silence of the Lambs
Best Supporting Actor - Jack Palance, City Slickers
Best Supporting Actress - Mercedes Ruehl, The Fisher King
Best Director - Jonathan Demme, The Silence of the Lambs

EMMY AWARDS:
Best Comedy - Murphy Brown (CBS)
Best Drama - Northern Exposure (CBS)
Best Daytime Soap - All My Children (ABC); first-ever win after 16 losses
Best Actor, Comedy - Craig T. Nelson, Coach (ABC)
Best Actor, Drama - Christopher Lloyd, Avonlea (Disney)
Best Actor, Daytime - Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Best Actress, Comedy - Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown (CBS)
Best Actress, Drama - Dana Delany, China Beach (ABC)
Best Actress, Daytime - Erika Slezak, One Life to Live (ABC)
Best Supporting Actor, Comedy - Michael Jeter, Evening Shade (CBS)
Best Supporting Actor, Drama - Richard Dysart, L.A. Law (NBC)
Best Supporting Actor, Daytime - Thom Christopher, One Life to Live (ABC)
Best Supporting Actress, Comedy - Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)

# 192: 1991 - Music (and Little to No Headlines)


1:01:07 minutes (55.95 MB)

Tonight on the show, we're headed back in the time machine to 1991.

1991 in LINKS:
- http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1991.html
- http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1991.html
- http://www.inthe90s.com/generated/time1991.shtml

1991 in SPORTS
Super Bowl XXV - New York Giants 20-19 over the Buffalo Bills
Stanley Cup - Pittsburgh Pirates
NBA Finals - Chicago Bulls
NCAA Tournament - Duke Blue Devils
NCAA College Football National Champions - Colorado Buffaloes
Big Ten Champions - Michigan
The Game - Michigan, 31-3 over Ohio State
Heisman Trophy - Desmond Howard, Michigan (first Wolverine to win this since 1940; electrifying performances over the hated rivals Notre Dame and Ohio)

1991 in SHOWBIZ
EMMY AWARD WINNERS
Comedy Series: Cheers (NBC; 4th Comedy Series win)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC; 4th Drama Series win in 5 years)
Daytime Soap: As the World Turns (CBS); The Daytime Emmys are broadcast in Primetime for the very first time, as well

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1990 films)
Best Picture: Dances With Wolves
Best Director: Kevin Costner, Dances With Wolves

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 1989-90 music)
Album of the Year: Back on the Block (Quincy Jones)
Best New Artist: Mariah Carey

1991 Locally:
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart (R) decides not to run for a third term; City Attorney Gregory S. Lashutka (R) is elected Mayor by the voters in November.
- Former Cleveland Mayor George V. Voinovich (R, Cleveland) is sworn in as the 65th Governor of Ohio
- Wehrle High School closes at the end of the School Year; Wehrle Wolverines Boys Basketball team makes one final deep tournament run before the South Side Catholic School closes its doors permanently
- The expanded Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library opens its doors, while nearby Franklin Park closes its doors for the AmeriFlora '92 Horticultural Exhibit.

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