# 227: 1987: Music & Headlines

HEADLINES:
- President Reagan orders Soviet Premier Gorbachev to "tear down the Berlin Wall".
- Iran Contra

LOCAL HEADLINES:
- Ohio State FIRES Head Coach Earle Bruce after nine seasons; The B*ckeyes go out on top in Bruce's final game, a 23-20 win over Michigan. Ohio's last win in Ann Arbor until Jim Tressel became coach.
- Wexley
- Columbus Mayor Buck Rinehart is re-elected.

LOCAL SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
- Newark Catholic Green Wave win their fourth State Football Championship in a row in Division V; Columbus Academy Vikings win the Division IV Football Title
- Upper Arlington Golden Bears win the State Baseball Title

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
Super Bowl XXI: New York Giants
AFC: Denver Broncos
NFC: Washington Redskins
NBA: Boston Celtics
NCAA Tournament: Indiana

EMMY AWARDS:
Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Drama: As the World Turns (CBS)
Drama Special: Promise - Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)

Popular TV Shows were Cheers, The C*sby Show, The Golden Girls, Night Court, L.A. Law, Family Ties, and Murder, She Wrote.
Debuting on TV in 1987 were The Bold and the Beautiful, Star Trek: The Next Generation, thirtysomething, Full House, A Different World, and the FOX Network (and Married with Children, The Tracey Ullman Show, and 21 Jump Street with it)

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1986 films):
Best Picture: Platoon
Best Director: Oliver Stone, Platoon
Best Actress: Marlee Matlin, Children of a Lesser God
Best Actor: Paul Newman, The Color of Money

Popular Films included Dirty Dancing, The Last Emperor, Moonstruck, The Untouchables, Broadcast News, Wall Street, and Mannequin

GRAMMY AWARDS (for 1985-86 Music)
Best Album: Graceland

TONY AWARDS
Best Musical: Les Miserables