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The Zuzu’s And Wam-wam’s In John Dean’s Future – September 3, 1974

Click here for Audio Player – News for September 3, 1974 – NBC Nightly News (Audio) News on this September 3rd in 1974 was still about Watergate and the fallout associated with President Nixon‘s resignation. On this day it was about former Watergate figure John Dean, sentenced to prison for...

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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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March On Washington – August 28, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 28th marks the 56th anniversary of the legendary March on Washington. The largest Civil Rights demonstration of its kind up to this point, the march culminated in a day of speeches in front of the Lincoln Memorial and a general feeling that something had begun. Most people think of...

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Semi-Conscious And Smiling – July 26, 1975

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – July 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The good news for this week ending on July 26th in 1975 had more to do with what was going on a few thousand miles outside of Earth, rather...

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The World Is Tired Of Fanaticism: Harry S. Truman – July 24, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Voices And Events for week ending July 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world in a state of upheaval and change, this week ending on this day in 1949. President Truman spoke those words in reaction to the weariness the...

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Buddying Up To Franco, Gauging Facial Expressions In Korea And Dodging Teargas In Tehran – July 16, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The News With Don Hollenbeck – CBS Radio – July 16, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Your typical July day in 1951. The U.S. was trying to find a way to get on Spain’s Generalissimo Franco‘s good side, much to the...

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No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

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A Surprise Named Joe – May 23, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Surprising news from Ottawa, this May 23rd in 1979. An upset victory  by the Tories over the incumbent Liberals and the defeat of PIerre Elliott Trudeau by a 39 year-old dark horse named Joe Clark. It signified a sudden shift...

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Heating Up The Falklands – May 21, 1982

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   The ongoing crisis over The Falkland Islands ratcheted up a few more notches, this May 21st in 1982. With British Special Forces landing, and more expected before nightfall, Argentina admitted troops had landed and that Argentine forces were fighting...

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A Day Both Odd And Personalized – May 9, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: If you owned a car, this May 9th in 1979, you were no doubt preoccupied with what number your license plate ended in. Because gas rationing was being enforced and was strictly limited to odd numbered or Personalized license plates...