Three news items affect the SCDP staff and their families. The first news item is the rape and murder of nurses in Chicago. Although Henry's mother Pauline, who is babysitting Sally while Henry and Betty are on a business trip, doesn't believe such news stories should be heard or read by someone of Sally's age, it ultimately becomes a meeting point for the two in what is otherwise an antagonistic relationship. The second news items is the general race riots taking place across the country. This news item initiates a meeting point between Peggy and Dawn, the two seeming outsiders at SCDP. And the third news item is an airlines mechanics strike which has a different affect on Mohawk than it does on its larger competitors. As Mohawk is still operating through the strike, they continue on with their other business such as their advertising. This news catches Roger off guard, he who has to think fast or get someone else to think fast to get a pitch ready from scratch over the weekend. ... Written by
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The news story about the rape and murder of Chicago nurses that terrifies Sally and Pauline was a true crime: on July 14, 1966, a drifter named Richard Speck broke into the residence of nine students attending the South Chicago Community Hospital School of Nursing. He methodically tied up all nine women, raped one, and then killed eight of them. The only surviving victim was able to identify Speck through an identifying tattoo. He was tried for and convicted of the murders and first sentenced to the death penalty, but after the US Supreme Court struck down the death penalty in 1972, his sentence was changed to eight consecutive terms of 50 to 150 years each. Speck died of a heart attack in 1991. See more
[Regarding Greg's military service
I've been thinking about it and... I want you to go.
I'll put this away.
I'm glad you came around. It's only a year.
No, I want you to go and never come back.
Damn it, Joanie, they need me.
Well, then it works out because we don't.
He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)
Written by Gerry Goffin
& Carole King
Performed by The Crystals See more