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July 1, 1988 – A Scandal At The Pentagon – The Missile Count Is On – No Holds Barred At The Politburo

Just a reminder to chip in if you haven’t already: Become a Patron! July 1, 1988 -Reasonably calm, as news days go. The scandal at the Pentagon was uncovering more wrinkles. Another piece of the puzzle was exposed earlier when FBI wiretaps on consultants revealed Defense Consultant Mark Saunders receiving...

Moscow under Khruschev 0

June 26, 1955 – Changes At The Kremlin – Nixon And The NAACP – Ike Goes Fishing.

Could you? Become a Patron! June 26, 1955 – A weekend, this June 26th in 1955. Not a busy news day, but one with a finger somewhere on the future. Beginning with reports of a rumored restructuring at The Kremlin. A proposal being put forth to rotate leadership, rather than...

President Eisenhower - 1954

June 3, 1954 – The Politics Of Civil Rights – Segregation, Capitol Hill And Communists – The Eisenhower Years

Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! June 3, 1954 – A day with a lot of domestic political issues in the air. Starting with news from Capitol Hill and the matter of Civil Rights and segregation in housing. On this day, a bill calling for Liberalization of loan guarantees...

Okinawa -1957 (Getty Images)

May 29, 1957 – Washington Anticipates Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi – And The Word Is Okinawa.

A buck or two would help: Become a Patron! May 29, 1957 – News for this day in 1957 came by way of Commentator Cedric Foster who reported on the upcoming State visit by Japanese Premier Nobusuke Kishi to Washington. The visit was expected to take place in the middle...

Vietnam - the early months of 1968

Vietnam 1968 – Viewing A War As Others Saw It – The Foreign Press Reports. Past Daily Reference Room.

Become a Patron! Vietnam in 1968. I suppose it depends on who is doing the reporting and where they are reporting from, but the Vietnam War (as with just about all wars and military involvements since) was a bubbling cauldron of differing points of view. Up until the fateful period...

German Women-Children Refugees

April 7, 1945 – Building The Peace – Anticipating An End To The War And The Beginning Of Reconstruction.

Become a Patron! Building The Peace, a discussion from the NBC Radio program America United regarding the postwar period and how it was going to impact the world economy as well as the political atmosphere and what role our State Department was playing in it. Even though the War in...

Armies of the Hungry and Displaced - no finger-snap solutions

April 3, 1946 – Putting The World Back Together: Armies Of The Hungry And Displaced – UNRRA – Our Friend Perón –

A little goes a really long way: Become a Patron! April 3, 1946. News for this day, reported on and commented by Cedric Foster of Mutual Broadcasting. The focus was on reconstruction – hunger and the displaced throughout Europe and how meeting those needs was going to be accomplished. The...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

Terrorist bombings in Jerusalem - 1948

March 15, 1948 – United Nations – The View From Lake Success – Past Daily Reference Room.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! Considering the United Nations was coming up on three years since its inception, it had been hitting the ground running ever since it first met in April of 1945. Confronted with a massive number of upheavals, disputes and growing pains, the UN...