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Daily Archive: August 8, 2013

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A Vast Wasteland Revisited – The FCC In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR: Options – The FCC – January 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1961 then-FCC Commissioner Newton Minow took the broadcast industry to task for offering what he called “A vast Wasteland” of inane and pointless programming. The very public...

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I Have Never Been A Quitter . . . . . – Nixon Resigns – August 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News of the Day – August 8, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-two years ago today, the Great National Nightmare, as Gerald Ford put it, was over. After months of investigations, hearings and discoveries, the end of an era had finally...