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1989 BEST Moment


The day that Channels 4 and 5 end months of slavish campaign coverage and declare their independence from would-be president Michael Dukakis by slam-dunking his request for five minutes of free airtime at 6 p.m. to explain his tax proposals…. read more»

1989 BEST Moment


It’s the first play of the Patriots-Bears game. Flutie drops back and lofts the ball down the sideline to Irving Fryar for an 80-yard-touchdown. Bears go into shock; Pats go on to avenge Super Bowl trouncing. read more»

1987 BEST Moment, in Boston Journalism

There were so many of them, right? But if we had to choose, it was the night a grinch at the Globe scratched a mustache on a news photo of Governor Dukakis. Either that, or when Globe reporter Bella English… read more»