Politics

Another Year, Another Congress – January 3, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 3, 1983 This January 3rd in 1983 saw the opening day of the 98th Congress. Speculation and swearing  in pretty much filled up the days news, but everything was guaranteed to settle down once President Reagan gave the State...

Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Years of Crisis – 1958 In 1958 we were knee-deep in the Cold War with grumblings from Europe about a Common Market, or European Union. But on this edition of the year-end Reporters Roundup from CBS Radio; Years Of Crisis, the emphasis was...

1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....

What Is America’s Greatest Need? – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Town Meeting – Dec. 18, 1938 1938 was a nervous year in our history. The slow recovery, the looming war in Europe, saber rattling in the Far-East , racism, unemployment, crime – all these elements created an air of tension and fear over...

America The Violent – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America The Violent-1969 (A repost from 2012 – and four years later . . . . ) Perhaps not as bad as it is now, but violence seems to be just as integral a part of American society as the automobile. The question...

Solidarity In The Balance – December 14, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 14, 1981   News for this day in 1981 had to do with the growing protest movement in Poland known as Solidarity. Begun as a Dock Workers strike in the Port city of Gdansk, the movement gained steam and momentum,...

December 13, 1947 – The Foreign Ministers Conference: Living In A Post-War Predicament

Become a Patron! News for this day was dominated by the goings on in Europe. Primarily over the Foreign Ministers Conference in London, which wasn’t going as well as expected. But also, news of civil unrest throughout all of Europe brought on by strikes, shortages and corruption. It was reported...

Home Sweet Turmoil – December 12, 1946

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Dec. 12, 1946 This day in December, 1946 was loaded with news of Union talks, threats and pickets. President Truman beginning the process of dismantling the maze of Government agencies set up during the War. Also loaded on this day...

On The Third Anniversary, An Earthquake – December 7, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Dec. 7, 1944 On this day in 1944 it was the third anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that got the U.S. involved in World War 2. So on December 7, 1944 war was raging on all...

Ike Meets JFK – Lumumba Meets Uncertainty – December 6,1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 6, 1960 News for this day in 1960 was decided more upbeat domestically than it was internationally. At home, President-elect John F.Kennedy paid a visit to the White House and President Eisenhower to discuss the transition from one administration...