Synopsis by Sarah Ing
Global concerns dominated the year in this ninth volume of a ten-part series. History of the 80s: 1988 explores the closing of the Reagan era and the beginning of world awareness. The environment became a hot topic with the discovery of a hole in the ozone layer. Benazir Bhutto was elected the first female leader of Pakistan even while tensions increased in the Middle East. This detailed documentary also focuses on the Pan Am crash of Flight 103, which left 270 people dead. 1988 welcomed a new president, George Bush, while Wall Street remained busy with a flurry of financial speculation.
decade, headlines, milestone