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Robert Polhill - Hostage 0

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...

Campaign '96 - final days 0

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...

Women and Wretched Excess 0

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

Sen. Robert A. Taft - September 23, 1947 0

September 23, 1947 – Robert A. Taft Promotes Taft-Hartley – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers – you know the drill: Become a Patron! If Robert A. Taft was responsible for nothing else during his tenure on Capitol Hill, he would forever be known as the co-author of a piece of legislation that amended the Labor Relations Act of 1935 and did much to change...

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The GOP And Vietnam’s Point Of No Return – Senator Peter Dominick – Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator Peter H. Dominick – NBC Radio: Meet The Press – April 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1967 – The war in Vietnam was grinding on – almost three years since the infamous Gulf of Tonkin, but a year before the 1968 elections. Turning point...

Politics USA - 1956 0

Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...

Delivering The Starr Report 0

When A Special Counsel’s Report Is Delivered – The Starr Report – Clinton-Lewinsky – 1998 -Past Daily Reference Room

Starr Report – delivery to Congress – September 9, 1998 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – While America patiently awaits the arrival of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report findings over Trump-Russia and the rapidly expanding list of other legal issues, you can’t help but be reminded of a time when...