Welcomed at first - but it went south rather quickly. This particular day-after-Christmas in 1992 was loaded with intrigue and harbingers of things to come. Starting with the Christmas Eve pardons by President George Bush (Sr.) of 6
December 26, 2011

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Welcomed at first - but it went south rather quickly.


This particular day-after-Christmas in 1992 was loaded with intrigue and harbingers of things to come.

Starting with the Christmas Eve pardons by President George Bush (Sr.) of 6 Iran-Contra figures, including former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger. The sudden move sparked a controversy and the folks in Capitol Hill wanted some answers in the form of an investigation of papers from George Bush dealing with the Iran-Contra scandal.

Meanwhile, the hotspots were flaring up. Somalia had taken center stage since U.S. troops landed only a few days earlier. LIkewise with Sarajevo and over in the Middle East with Israel deporting numerous Palestinians.

President-Elect Clinton was pledging to take some time off between Christmas and his inauguration, even though he was busy filling cabinet posts and working with his transition team before he took office in January.

And the Day after Christmas Sales had retailers chafing at the bit to continue their good fortune in sales, which had been up for the first time in over four years.

All this and a lot more crammed into ten minutes worth of listening for December 26, 1992 via The CBS World News Roundup.

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