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November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

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November 20, 1995 – Bosnia Peace Talks Conclude – Boeing Strike Is Over – Deals Cut On Capitol Hill – Free As A Bird Lands In Stores.

November 20, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 20, 1995 – Peace talks over the situation in Bosnia concluded with a big question mark and many issues left unsettled. After 20 days of negotiations in Dayton Ohio, a tentative peace plan was scheduled...

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Steve Hackett – Live At Reading Festival 1981 – Past Daily Soundbooth

I think it’s safe to say, particularly if you’re a long-term Genesis fan, that when Peter Gabriel left the band it was paralyzing blow. But when Steve Hackett left the band it signaled a death-knell. The departure of these two key members from one of the most influential and popular...

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November 19, 1977 – Anwar Sadat In Israel –

Few realized it at the time, but the historic moment unfolding on this November 19th in 1977 was also a signal for the end of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In a bold move, some thought foolhardy in retrospect, after years of negotiations concluding with the Camp David Accords, a peace...

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Renaissance – Live At The Montreux Jazz Festival – 1970 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Most people remember Renaissance as the band which had a number of concept albums and hits via the FM-AOR format stations in the late 1970s. Truth of the matter, that was the third incarnation of the band. Renaissance originally began out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, with Keith Relf...

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Oscar Levant And Artur Rodzinski Play Gershwin, Barber And Antheil At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Part 1: Part 2: I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and previously unavailable concert featuring the legendary Oscar Levant on Piano with The Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Artur Rodzinski, recorded live at The Hollywood Bowl on July 25, 1950. Oscar Levant (December...

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Books, Reading And The Quality Of Life – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Books In The Modern World – Chicago University Roundtable – NBC Radio – September 26, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Depending on your age and your environment, knowledge by way of books and reading was considered, at one time, a key element in quality of life and an...

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November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

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Top Of The Pops 1965 – Unit 4+2 – The Animals – Cliff Bennett – Dave Berry – Susan Maughan – Past Daily Soundbooth

Prior to the emergence of The Beatles, British Pop Music didn’t get nearly the attention it got after The Beatles arrived. Programs like Top Of The Pops, which began just as the British Invasion was getting started, fulfilled the nearly insatiable curiosity kids in the States had for what other...

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November 12, 1943 – Anticipating A United Nations – Anticipating Repairing A Broken World. An Interview With Herbert Lehman

Perhaps, the world having already been down this road before, it was all too painfully clear that, once the war was over, there would be a herculean humanitarian crisis to face. Having seen the amount of destruction and up-ending of peoples lives World War 1 caused, all concerns were that...