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East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Rep. Bernie Sanders

March 4, 1997 – Shakeups In North Korea – The Hostage Drama In Peru – A Word Or Two With Congressman Bernie Sanders.

Could ya? Become a Patron! March 4, 1997 – Interesting news day with a lot going on. On the eve of preliminary peace talks between North and South Korea, news of shakeups in North Korea, with observers wondering if the sudden deaths of many officials in Pyongyang were the work...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

Robert Polhill - Hostage

February 11, 1987 – The Hostage-For-Prisoner Swap And Death To America All Over Again.

A little support goes a long way: Become a Patron! News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the Israeli’s weren’t going...

The Youth Vote - 1972

Election ’72 – The Elusive Youth Vote. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Not that long ago, in retrospect, the age to vote in America was 21. In 1971, after considerable debate, the Twenty-Sixth Amendment was passed, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18. It only seemed fair and ethical, since 18 year olds were being drafted into the...

FDR - Jackson Day

January 8, 1936 – President Roosevelt At The Jackson Day Dinner

Become a Patron! Jefferson–Jackson Day is the annual fundraising celebration (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations in the United States. It is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, which the party calls its founders. During presidential election campaigns, key dinners are important venues for candidates to attend. It...

Opening of the 74th Congress - Janury 3, 1936

January 3, 1936 – Opening Day Of Congress – Capitol Hill In The Days Of The New Deal.

It makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! January 3, 1936 – Opening day of the 74th Congress. The long, sometimes laborious ritual, but significant as it marked one of the first times a broadcast, live from Capitol Hill and from Congress took place. This was one...

Election 2000 - Polling

November 7, 2000 – Election Day 2000 – America Heads To The Polls And All Is Right With The World . . . For Now.

Sign up to be a Patron and get downloads for free: Become a Patron! November 7, 2000 – Election 2000 – Voting day – the day that would end up a lot differently than how it started. At the time of this broadcast, polls were still open, precincts reported a...

Campaign '96 - final days

November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96: Down To The Wire – The Sprint – The Promises – The Coattails.

Become a Patron! November 1, 1996 – Campaign ’96, the Presidential election down to the remaining few days and the ritual mad-dash across the country, stumping for votes. And pundits peering into crystal balls with predictions at the ready. But this year things were a bit different. The odds were...

FDR And The Press - October 1937

October 12, 1937 – FDR: A Fireside Chat

  Become a Patron! On the occasion of his return from a cross-country tour, President Roosevelt gave one of his familiar Fireside Chat’s ahead of a special session of Congress on October 12, 1937. He discusses the progress that had been made as the result of the Recovery steps the...