Events in Film & Television in December 1988

  • Dec 1 NBC bids record $401M to capture rights to 1992 Barcelona Olympics
  • Dec 2 "Naked Gun" movie based on TV's "Police Squad" premieres
  • Dec 4 Actor Gary Busey critically injured in motorcycle crash
  • Dec 9 NY Yankees sign 12-year television contract with MSG for $500M
  • Dec 9 Premiere of fact based crime drama film "Mississippi Burning"

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Dec 12 "Rainman" directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise premieres in New York (Best Picture 1989)

  • Dec 14 CBS' $1.1 B bid wins exclusive 1990-94 major-league baseball rights
  • Dec 20 NBC signs lease to stay in NYC, 33 more years

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Dec 20 "Working Girl" premieres directed by Mike Nicols, starring Melanie Griffin, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver

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Dec 30 North subpoenas Reagan & Bush as defense witnesses for upcoming trial

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan