The Press

October 24, 1960 – Campaign ’60: Down To The Wire.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Oct. 24, 1960 – Eyewitness To History – 1960 Election With the third Debate over the previous night, October 24th was the home stretch for the 1960 Presidential Campaign. As a recap of the race to the White House, CBS News ran...

September 21, 1980 – Campaign ’80 And the Empty Chair

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept. 21, 1980 News for this week, ending on September 21, 1980 was primarily consumed with the Presidential Campaign for 1980, culminating in the first debate. With one notable exception; the debate went on without Jimmy Carter. Slated...

TV News In 1974 – Terrible then – Bliss By Comparison? Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Critique of Evening News Shows-1974 Somebody once said the definition of hitting a bottom was when you couldn’t lower your standards fast enough. I have often thought we’ve hit that bottom in 2012. A lot of people thought we hit that bottom...

Coup In Moscow – August 21, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991 News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and...

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Soviet Tanks In Prague – August 20, 1968

Click on the link here for audio player: Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia – 1968 Even though news during this August in 1968 was primarily about the upcoming Democratic Convention in Chicago, the just finished Republican Convention in Miami and the ongoing protests to the Vietnam War, news for this August...

Cities On The Edge – 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 for the American city. Most famously was the economic crisis that...