History’s John Grabowski discusses Cleveland’s Balloonfest ’86

Balloonfest ’86: 35 years since downtown Cleveland event turned disastrous

FOX 8 ClevelandJohn Grabowski, the Krieger-Mueller Joint Professor in History, discussed Balloonfest ’86, a fundraising event sponsored by the United Way, that launched the 1.5 million balloons above the city and had some serious unintended results.