BC: What genre of music caused teenagers to suicide in the 80’s? Country Jazz Heavy metal Classical Wheel of fortune was a famous movie – True or False What did sally ride do that no other woman did before her? Went to space Worked on the NASA Made a heavy metal band Nothing at all What’s one reason homeless vets can’t get jobs? Their beaten up from war They like living in shelters They don’t want to Most jobs don’t accept war veterans Why did people worship Bernie Goetz so much even after he shot 4 men? Because he was an old man Because he had a gun, guns are cool Because the media brainwashed them Because every was angry with the high crime rate in New York at the time
FC: We Didn't Start the Fire Project By: Daniel Guerra
1: Why | I chose this set of words/events mainly because I saw heavy metal suicide in it, and i like heavy metal so I tough it would be interesting to know how this impacted the 80's.
2: In 1990, 2 families in the US sued famous heavy metal band Judas Priests. Their argument was that their new album contained subliminal messages which suggested the teens should kill themselves. It was never determined whether these hidden messages were actually present and if they did in fact lead to the teen's suicide. This wasn't the only case. round the same year there were at least 3 more cases like this one involving other heavy metal bands such as Black Sabbath. | Heavy Metal Suicide
4: Wheel Of Fortune
5: Wheel of Fortune was an American TV show/talk show in the 1970s to the 1990s. This talk show featured contestants who would go to this show in an effort to try to win money/prizes. They compete in a variety of games like word puzzles and hangman. The wheel is filled with areas with symmetrical sizes with numbers on them except for two with the words "bankrupt" and "lose a turn". The lowest number on the wheel is $300 while the largest is $5000. The show had 3 pilots, each one revealed a new puzzle on the game. The wheel itself that sat on the middle of the stage weighted 2,400 pounds featuring more than 200 lighting mechanisms. This show changed its main game board 3 times, from a manual board, to a bigger manual board, to a touch enabled electronic board. The shows audition process was simple, anyone (with exceptions) above 18 could audition. People unable to audition included CBS/Sony television employees, people who participated in other talk shows/other episodes of Wheel of Fortune and so on.
6: Sally Ride
7: Sally Kristen Ride is the youngest American, and first American woman to travel into space. She was born in 1951 and is 59 today. Sally is a physicist with a PhD, she graduated from Stanford University. She joined NASA in 1978. In 1983 (specific data varies with source) she traveled along with 4 men. The duration of her trip also varies with source, from 6-14 days. Her trip was also the one in which NASA tested their robotic arm used to move satellites into place, as well as retrieve them and re-arrange them. Ride was awarded the NASA space flight medal twice, as well as the National Space Society's von Braun Award and the NCAA's Theodore Roosevelt Award. In 1987 Sally Ride left NASA to work at Stanford. Two years later she went to San Diego to work as a physics professor at the University of California.
8: Homeless Vets
9: War veterans in the United States went homeless after various wars. Since the 90's to present day veterans have been a large part of the homeless people in total in the US. This is shocking since war veterans are only 11% of all adults in the United Stated. This is because after wars they have trouble finding jobs that would accept war veterans. As a result they join shelters, but the ones that can’t go homeless. Most veterans don’t get taken care of at all even in shelters.
10: Bernie Goetz
11: Bernhard Goetz, a 36 years old electronics engineer, was put in jail and at the same time worshiped by the media in the 80's. On December 22nd 1984, Bernhard boarded a subway in New York, Manhattan. There he was confronted by 4 African-American men who tried to rob him, however, what he did next changed the whole story. He pulled out his illegal gun and shot the 4 men, one of them twice, leaving him paralyzed. Since this was an act of self-defense, he was considered not guilty for that, but still had to go to jail for illegal possession of firearms. He was praised by the media after this, known as the subway vigilante. The reason for all this media attention was that at the time New York had a very high crime rate, and all citizens were thinking the same thing, get rid of it.
12: Bibliography | http://www.awesome80s.com/Awesome80s/News/1984/December/22-Subway_Vigilante_Goetz.asp | http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-11-07-homeless-veterans_N.htm | http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/17/arts/2-families-sue-heavy-metal-band-as-having-driven-sons-to-suicide.html | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sally_Ride | http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheel_of_Fortune_(U.S._game_show)