Re: Top 5 News Stories of the Last 25 Years
2. The fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
3. The collapse of the Soviet Union, 1991
Those three news stories made for riveting TV viewing, as did both Iraqi wars and the Challenger tragedy. Certainly the Oklahoma City bombing was important. Several U.S. presidential elections could be considered, including Reagan's election in 1980 and the controversy over the 2000 election. There is the aborted move towards democracy in China in the late 1980s and Russia's more recent slip back into a more autocratic system. Then there are the stories that don't make riveting video but may be more important, for good or ill, such as the economic growth enjoyed by America for most of the last 25 years and the growth of AIDS throughout the world. Finally the Reds winning the World Series in 1990 deserves mention.
"Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."