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20 years ago today

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by deskslave, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member


    Found this interesting: A reflection on how Tiananmen Square was CNN's big break and one of the first real "live" international stories.

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  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought this thread would be about this:


    Only slightly kidding. Both were huge stories. Tiananmen Square overshadowed the other by quite a bit.
  3. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Has anyone every found out who that guy was, and what happened to him (although I can guess ...)
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    I always heard that his family was billed for the cost of the bullet that executed him. But that is probably an urban legend.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    I had graduated from law school and had a tour of the Far East all lined up after taking the bar exam in July, including a great deal of time in China. With civil unrest brewing, bailed on the Far East and drove cross-country with my buddy in his brand new Jeep Cherokee. It was great to see the US from California to New York but man I wish Tiananmen Square never happened so I could have taken that trip.
  7. Boomer7

    Boomer7 Active Member

    People have tried to find out, to no avail. This was an interesting program:

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