Republicans

President Eisenhower - 1954

June 3, 1954 – The Politics Of Civil Rights – Segregation, Capitol Hill And Communists – The Eisenhower Years

Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! June 3, 1954 – A day with a lot of domestic political issues in the air. Starting with news from Capitol Hill and the matter of Civil Rights and segregation in housing. On this day, a bill calling for Liberalization of loan guarantees...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

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...

Pat Buchanan - 1996 Iowa Caucus

February 18, 1996 – Iowa Caucus: Dole Wins, Gramm Loses, Forbes Keeps Plugging Along – Travelgate.

Chip in if you can: Become a Patron! February 18, 1996 – This week, all eyes were on Iowa. The 1996 Iowa Caucus was underway for the Republicans and it was Bob Dole’s to take bragging rights; finishing with 26% of the vote. Good numbers, but not as good as...

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,...

Vice-Presidential Candidate Spiro Agnew - 1968

Spiro Agnew – Meet The Press – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Hate to sound like a broken record, but . . .Become a Patron! As much as history has shone a light on the political career of Richard Nixon, it hasn’t done so much with Nixon’s former running mate Spiro Agnew, the one-time Governor of Maryland who would eventually leave office...

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...

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...

Women and Wretched Excess

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...