Carson Time Capsule... Tuesday, September 1st.

In the capsule today…

We find Vice President George Bush and CBS News anchor Dan Rather clashing on live television.

We find the comedy Coming to America in theaters. Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones play multiple characters throughout the film.

And we find a song on the radio by Richard Marx. The lyrics to "Endless Summer Nights" were inspired by a trip to Hawaii that Richard had taken with his then-girlfriend (and future wife) Cynthia Rhodes.

What is the year? (answer below).

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The year... 1988!

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