Carson Time Capsule... Wednesday, July 22

In the capsule today…

We find a film by John Carpenter starring Kurt Russell. The storyline is set in the future world of 1997. Manhattan is the country's maximum-security prison, and Snake must find the kidnapped president... in "Escape from New York!"

We find the highest-rated hour in daytime television history. Luke and Laura get married on “General Hospital.”

And we find a song on the radio by Billy Joel. The original version was from his 1971 album Cold Spring Harbor… and this live version re-entered the charts years later. The song was written about Billy’s first wife Elizabeth.

What is the year? (answer below).

The year... 1981!

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