newman asked: do you take requests? I'd love to see a nice clean image of the August 6,1984 cover on "The Video Revolution"

OK- I could be setting a dangerous precedent, but here goes:

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On This Date In 1981, Walter Cronkite Signs Off The CBS Evening News 

Nothing Cronkite has done in two decades of almost daily exposure has ever weakened our conviction that he genuinely cared about the world he brought us. “When the news is bad, Walter hurts,” says former CBS News president Fred Friendly. “When the news embarrasses America, Walter is embarrassed. When the news is humorous, Walter smiles with understanding.”

Newsweek March 9, 1981

On This Date In 1981, Walter Cronkite Signs Off The CBS Evening News 

Nothing Cronkite has done in two decades of almost daily exposure has ever weakened our conviction that he genuinely cared about the world he brought us. “When the news is bad, Walter hurts,” says former CBS News president Fred Friendly. “When the news embarrasses America, Walter is embarrassed. When the news is humorous, Walter smiles with understanding.”

Newsweek March 9, 1981



On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold

Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.

Newsweek August 13, 1984

On This Date In 1984, Mary Lou Retton Wins Gold

Gifted with a low center of gravity — and powered by stocky legs that remind sportswriters of fullbacks and tree trunks — she is the sport’s first industrial-strength performer: gymnastics in a drum.

Newsweek August 13, 1984



Remembering Sally Ride,  1951-2012

Not everyone’s life resolves itself so neatly into yes-or-no decisions, taken in an instant and never looked back upon or regretted, but, if Sally Ride’s life proves anything, it is that the very smart are different from you and me.

Newsweek June 13, 1983

Remembering Sally Ride,  1951-2012

Not everyone’s life resolves itself so neatly into yes-or-no decisions, taken in an instant and never looked back upon or regretted, but, if Sally Ride’s life proves anything, it is that the very smart are different from you and me.

Newsweek June 13, 1983



"Raiders of the Lost Ark" Opened On This Date In 1981

It’s the movie Hollywood was born to make, and was born making. It has buried treasures and Nazi villains, poison darts and mystical wraiths, damsels in distress and Arabian swordsmen, snake pits, submarines, booby-trapped jungle caverns, Himalayan taverns, Egyptian bazaars and an archaeologist hero with the grit of Bogart, the dash of Gable and the fearlessness of Superman.  It’s called “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it’s about as pure an example of the Hollywood summer movie as anything since “Jaws” and “Star Wars.”

Newsweek June 15, 1981

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" Opened On This Date In 1981

It’s the movie Hollywood was born to make, and was born making. It has buried treasures and Nazi villains, poison darts and mystical wraiths, damsels in distress and Arabian swordsmen, snake pits, submarines, booby-trapped jungle caverns, Himalayan taverns, Egyptian bazaars and an archaeologist hero with the grit of Bogart, the dash of Gable and the fearlessness of Superman.  It’s called “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and it’s about as pure an example of the Hollywood summer movie as anything since “Jaws” and “Star Wars.”

Newsweek June 15, 1981



6/4/1989- Chinese Army Troops Storm Tiananmen Square To Crush The Pro-Democracy Movement. 

Almost to the end, the students thought they could win. As troops closed in on Tiananmen Square before dawn on Sunday, the unarmed protesters defiantly stood their ground.  But two hours later, as gunfire echoed outside the square, the last holdouts gave in to despair. “We can’t let any more blood flow,” someone shouted over the loudspeaker. “We must leave.” The last 1,000 or so students wearily walked out of the square, many of them in tears. At that point the Army stormed down the streets toward Tiananmen — tanks, armored personnel carriers and trucks full of troops, spitting gunfire in all directions. They smashed through the protesters’ frail barricades and charged into the square, where they demolished the students’ provocative statue, “the Goddess of Democracy.” Angry civilians poured into the streets shouting “You beasts! You beasts!” The soldiers shot back, killing 500 to 1,000 people and leaving the democracy movement in ruins.

Newsweek June 12, 1989