June 11-13, 1982: We arrive at the summer’s highest profile success story as well as its highest profile bomb. Steven Spielberg’s E.T. – The Extraterrestrial captured the hearts and imagination of the nation. And Grease 2 dropped off the planet almost instantly upon arrival. But, has it been unfairly maligned after 40 years in the doghouse? Listen in!
We’ll also be discussing the box office report, notable news stories, the top 10 Nielsen rated tv programs for the week and the top 10 of Casey Kasem’s weekly top 40 from the week these films were released.
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RUNTIME: 67 minutes
The Summer of ’82 at 40 is a weekly retrospective journey through American pop culture during May, June, July and August of 1982. Brandon Peters and Forbes’ Scott Mendelson take a weekend by weekend look at the films released during the summer as well as the news stories, television and music that rounded out the public’s lives as they lined the pockets of the box office to see these movies.