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# 156: 1985, The Music & Headlines (Part 1 of 2)

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Tonight on the show, we are headed back in our DeLorean to 1985.
“Back to the Future” was the highest-grossing film. Ronald Reagan began his second term as U.S. President. Mikhail Gorbachev was appointed as Soviet Premier after the death of Konstantin Chernenko. Actor Rock Hudson would become the first celebrity to acknowledge that he had AIDS. “We Are the World” and “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” helped raise awareness on the world around us, especially in Africa. “The Cosby Show” was the # 1 show on television, and won big at the Emmys. “Miami Vice” helped popularize both music and fashion. And Columbus bid farewell to the Columbus Citizen-Journal.

Sports Champions:
Super Bowl XIX: San Francisco 49ers
World Series: Kansas City Royals
Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers
NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers (Magic > Larry...again)
NCAA Men's Tournament: Villanova Wildcats
NCAA Women's Tournament: Old Dominion Lady Monarchs
The Game: Michigan
Local High School Football: St. Francis DeSales Stallions (Division III) and Newark Catholic Green Wave (Division V)

(Hour # 1)
"The Power of Love" - Huey Lewis and the News
"Shout" - Tears for Fears
"We Built This City" - Jefferson Airplane Starship
"Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds
"Glory Days" - Bruce Springsteen
"Neutron Dance" - The Pointer Sisters
"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" - Margaret "Shug" Avery
"The Boys of Summer" - Don Henley
"Miami Vice" Theme - Jan Hammer
"Moonlighting" Theme - Al Jarreau
"According to Our New Arrivals" - Leon Redbone
"A View to Kill" - Duran Duran
"One Night in Bangkok" - Murray Head
"Brothers in Arms" - Dire Straits

1985 (The People's History):
1985 (Spiffy):
1985 (In the '80s):
1985 (1980s Flashback):

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