Convention '92 - George Bush

Convention '92 - George Bush - Hoping for a second term.

GOP Convention ’92 Closes – A Hollywood Scandal – Wang Files For Bankruptcy – August 18, 1992

Convention '92 - George Bush
Convention ’92 – George Bush – Hoping for a second term.

– CBS World News Roundup – August 18, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –

The Republican Convention in Houston was wrapping up this day. The previous night proved something of an endurance test to those attending – some 17 Republicans took to the podium to deliver addresses, all designed to rally about George Bush who was looking to stay in the White House for a second term. Centerpiece of the night was former President Ronald Reagan, who urged the crowd to “win one more for the Gipper” as well as putting high hopes for a Republican Congress. Much of the night focused on the potential evils befalling the nation, should a Clinton White House take over. For those savoring the good old flavor of opponent bashing, this was vintage politics.

Meanwhile, a scandal was brewing in Hollywood – this time over an alleged affair by Comedian-turned-Film-Director Woody Allen with Mia Farrow’s 21 year old adopted Daughter Sun Yee Previn-Farrow. The allegations, according to the New York Post included existence of nude photos of Sun Yee taken in Allen’s apartment. The Post also reported Connecticut officials, at the request of a Pediatrician, were investigating allegations of child abuse against Allen and his and Farrow’s 7 year old adopted daughter.

And former computer giant Wang Labs was filing for bankruptcy as the company’s stock hit an all time low. The Computer Company said it would still be operating while Wang re-organized its finances and laying off as many as 5,000 employees.

And as the Convention was coming to a close later on, this was a little of what went on, August 18, 1992 from The CBS World News Roundup.

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