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Ike In Buenos Aires – Wedding News In London – Number Two In Squaw Valley – February 27, 1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 27, 1960 Busy day, this February 27th in 1960. President Eisenhower, continuing his tour of South America was given a warm welcome, at first, in Buenos Aires. But protests quickly got out of hand with teargas flying along with...

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ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

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Postcards From Tehran – January 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Jan. 25, 1979 With no end in sight and protests continuing and becoming more violent, the situation in Iran on this day in 1979 was anything but resolved. The Pro and Anti-Shah factions were battling it out in the streets...

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Prepping For An Inaugural, Avoiding A Confrontation – January 14, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 14, 1957 News for this day was largely relegated to speculation on the new Eisenhower term, since the Inaugural was a little over a week away, this January 14th in 1957. But it was also concerned with developments in...

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Big Trouble In Little Panama – January 9, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Rioting in Panama Canal – Jan. 8-9, 1964 Amid growing resentment over U.S, domination of the Panama Canal, rioting had broken out in the Canal Zone. Stemmed largely from an incident over flag raising by students at a nearby university, it begged a...

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The Pessimism That Was 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS – Correspondents Report – 1966 Since we’re coming up on the end of our first week of the new year, I thought I would get one last “Thousand Yard Stare” at previous years before we packed it up until next December....

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End Of American Innocence – 1963 – Thurgood Marshall, Norman Thomas, Reinhold Niebuhr – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The End Of American Innocence – 1963 Even early in 1963, before the assassination of President Kennedy, years before the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and decades before the events at Sandy Hook, the concern that America was no longer a...

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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...

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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....

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Living In A Post-War Predicament – December 13, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Dec. 13, 1947 News for this day was predominated 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...