# 125 - 1994: Music & Headlines

Tonight, on the show a look back at 1994 with some of the songs from that year, with artists like Sheryl Crow, Ace of Base, Haddaway, R.E.M., and a mid-show movie tribute to The Lion King, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Philadelphia.

- Genocide in Rwanda & Burundi
- Nelson Mandela becomes the first Black President of South Africa, post-Apartheid
- Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin win the Nobel Peace Prize
- The Republicans dominate the Midterm Elections, and Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia), becomes Speaker of the House
- The Whitewater Scandal begins; President Clinton is accused of sexual harassment from his time as Governor of Arkansas
- The drama of sports: Tonya vs. Nancy, OJ, and of course...
- Major League Baseball goes on strike and skips the World Series

- Dallas Cowboys beat the Buffalo Bills (again) in Super Bowl XXVIII
- New York Rangers win their first Stanley Cup since 1940
- Houston Rockets beat the New York Knicks in the "Forgotten NBA Finals"
- Major League Baseball goes on strike in mid-August, and the World Series is not held for the first time since 1904
- National Hockey League begins their lockout
- World Cup Fever takes place in the United States, Brazil wins the World Cup
- Arkansas wins the NCAA Men's Tournament; Nebraska wins the College Football National Championship
- NFL Hall of Fame Running Back O.J. Simpson is charged with the murders of his ex-wife and her friend

- "Friends" and "ER" debut, solidifying NBC's Thursday night dominance for years to come; "My So-Called Life" debuts on ABC
- "The Real World" features Pedro, a housemate who has AIDS, and Puck, who gets evicted in mid-season
- Whitney Houston dominates the Grammys with "The Bodyguard" soundtrack
- Steven Spielberg finally wins an Oscar, as he wins Best Director for the Best Picture winner "Schindler's List"
- "The Lion King" is the # 1 movie of the year, and "Forrest Gump" is # 2
- Movies "Beauty and the Beast" and "Sunset Boulevard" get adapted for the Broadway stage; Stephen Sondheim's "Passion" is the shortest-running musical to win the Tony for Best Musical
- Kurt Cobain, the lead singer for the band Nirvana, commits suicide at the age of 27.

COLUMBUS in 1994:
- A 15-year old boy is fatally shot coming down an escalator at City Center Mall in Downtown Columbus.
- An 18-year old Ohio State freshman is found dead in a West Side field after disappearing on campus. The murder of Stephanie Hummer raises awareness on student safety on the OSU Campus.
- Independent Gubernatorial Candidate Billy Inmon goes on a 28-day hunger strike after Gov. George Voinovich (R) refuses to debate him.
- A section of the limestone wall at the old Ohio Penitentiary collapses, and pieces of the wall are given to the public.
- Westerville North wins the Division I Boys Basketball Championship in overtime over Cincinnati Withrow
- Westerville South loses the Division I Football Championship to State Power Cleveland St. Ignatius
- Pickerington, ranked nationally in Girls' High School Basketball, loses the Division I Girls Basketball Championship to Garfield Heights Trinity
- Capital University Women's Basketball team wins the Division III NCAA National Championship
- After an embarrassing November election, Franklin County Democrats attempt to scramble to find a viable candidate to challenge Mayor Lashutka in the upcoming 1995 Mayoral election
- Mayor Greg Lashutka (R) discusses plans to build a sports stadium in Columbus; Columbus gets a Major League Soccer franchise

Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys
NCAA Football: Nebraska Cornhuskers
NCAA Men's Tournament: Arkansas Razorbacks
NCAA Women's Tournament: Tennessee Lady Volunteers
World Series: Um.....Nobody
NBA Finals: Houston Rockets
Stanley Cup: New York Rangers (first since 1940)
FIFA World Cup: Brazil
Big Ten Football: Penn State Nittany Lions
The Game: Ohio State Buckeyes (Cooper's FIRST win in The Game; OSU's first win since 1987)
Division I Boys Basketball: Westerville North Warriors
Heisman Trophy: Rashaan Salaam, Running Back, University of Colorado

ACADEMY AWARDS (for 1993 Films):
Best Picture - Schindler's List
Best Director - Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List
Best Actor - Tom Hanks, Philadelphia
Best Actress - Holly Hunter, The Piano
Best Supporting Actor - Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
Best Supporting Actress - Anna Paquin, The Piano
Best Original Song - "The Streets of Philadelphia"

Comedy Series: Frasier (NBC) - The first of a record FIVE
Drama Series: Picket Fences (CBS)
Daytime Soap: All My Children (ABC)
Miniseries: Prime Suspect 3 - Mystery! (PBS)
Made for TV Movie: And the Band Played On (HBO)
Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Actor, Comedy Series: Kelsey Grammer, Frasier (NBC)
Actor, Drama Series: Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue (ABC)
Actor, Daytime Soap: Michael Zaslow, Guiding Light (CBS)
Actor, Miniseries/Movie: Hume Cronyn, To Dance With The White Dog - Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Actress, Comedy Series: Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown (CBS)
Actress, Drama Series: Sela Ward, Sisters (NBC)
Actress, Daytime Soap: Hillary Bailey Smith, One Life to Live (ABC)
Actress, Miniseries/Movie: Kirstie Alley, David's Mother (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Michael Richards, Seinfeld (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Fyvush Finkel, Picket Fences (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime Soap: Justin Deas, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries/Movie: Michael Goorjian, David's Mother (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Leigh Taylor-Young, Picket Fences (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime Soap: Susan Haskell, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries/Movie: Cicely Tyson, The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (TNT)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Roger Howarth, One Life to Live (ABC)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Melissa Hayden, Guiding Light (CBS)

Best Musical - Passion
Best Play - Angels in America: Perestroika

Album of the Year: "The Bodyguard" Soundtrack
Record of the Year: "I Will Always Love You" (Whitney Houston)
Song of the Year: "A Whole New World" (Alan Menken & Tim Rice; performed by Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle)
Best New Artist: Toni Braxton