Nixon And Checkers – September 23, 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Checkers – 1952 Sixty years ago today, on September 23, 1952, vice-Presidential candidate Senator Richard Nixon was fighting for his political life amid charges of misusing campaign contributions, secret bank accounts and dirty tricks. So much were the allegations that it was...


The Conservatives In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NET- Conservatism – 1970 Before the GOP succumbed to the lunatic fringe, becoming a burned out shell of its former self, there was something of a broader definition of who a conservative actually was – and it ran the gamut from staunch...


Nixon Cooking – Cambodia Done – Mae West Ageing – August 17, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week ending August 17, 1973 News for this week, that also ended on August 17th in 1973, had much to do with the ever-growing Watergate story. Once again, Nixon came before the nation to offer an explanation over Watergate, over...


Cities On The Edge – 1975

Click on the link:NPR – Options – Cities In Default -1975 With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period...