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1991: Year in Review #132985

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 31, 1991
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The pictures, faces and events from 1991 reviewed: the background to, and outbreak and aftermath of the Persian Gulf war, with Secretary of State James Baker and President Bush quoted; funeral services for India's Rajiv Gandhi; various disasters; the nation's economic problems; the shootings in Killeen, Texas; the beating by Los Angeles police of Rodney King and the arrest of mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer; the coup in the USSR , including toppling of statues; the Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas with harassment accuser Anita Hill and Thomas quoted; charges of rape filed against William Kennedy Smith; Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Kimberly Bergalis quoted about AIDS; photos shown of personalities who died; release of hostages from Lebanon shown.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane
Duration:
00:07:10

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