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1991: Year in Review #579131

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 30, 1991
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(Studio: Katherine Couric) Events of 1991 recalled; scenes shown of Persian Gulf war soldiers; United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, the Persian Gulf war, United States commander General H. Norman Schwarzkopf; Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell; Iraqi prisoner surrenders; Kurdish refugees; people talking about money; signs of the recession; BCCI investigation; Oakland, California, fire; mass murder in Killeen, Texas; mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer; basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson's disclosure that he has the HIV virus; actress Elizabeth Taylor's speech about AIDS patients; AIDS patient Kimberly Bergalis' Congressional testimony; entertainer Pee-Wee Herman; William Kennedy Smith's rape trial; Clarence Thomas' Senate confirmation hearings; Soviet troops' attack on Lithuania; Boris Yeltsin's election as Russia's first president; President Mikhail Gorbachev; Soviet coup; former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; film "Terminator 2"; fighting in Yugoslavia; Secretary of State James Baker; Democratic presidential debate; Republican presidential candidate David Duke; President Bush; former White House Chief of Staff John Sununu; Los Angeles police beating of black motorist Rodney King; pregnant actress Demi Moore on the cover of "Vanity Fair"; rock stars "Madonna" and Michael Jackson; Elizabeth Taylor's wedding; Atlanta Braves "tomahawk chop;" Middle East peace conference in Madrid, Spain; released Lebanon hostages. Photos shown of actor Brad Davis, actress Colleen Dewhurst, Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, singer Dottie West, entertainer Danny Thomas, choreographer Martha Graham, actor Michael Landon, musician Miles Davis, entrepreneur Robert Maxwell, president of India Rajiv Gandhi, journalist Douglas Kiker, comedian Redd Foxx, director Frank Capra, director Sir David Lean, author Graham Greene, actor Fred MacMurray, Broadway producer Joseph Papp, musician Stan Getz, actress Gene Tierney, journalist Harry Reasoner, all of whom died in 1991. Number of Americans and Iraqis killed in the Persian Gulf war cited.

Reporter(s):
Couric, Katherine
Duration:
00:07:40

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