In the capsule today…
We find the final episode of "Captain Kangaroo,” after a 29 year run on CBS. Early in the series The Captain peddled Schwinn bicycles to the show's young audience… which caused controversy, and a crackdown from the Federal Trade Commission.
We find Vanessa Williams surrendering her Miss America crown, after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine.
And we find the number one song of the year on the radio. Prince wrote the song for his movie Purple Rain, and played all the instruments on the track.
What is the year? (answer below).
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The year... 1984!