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FDR Gives A Fireside Chat About The State Of The Nation In 1938

Billed as a Fireside Chat, even though it was one of the hottest Summer days in Washington, President Roosevelt gave one of his frequent talks on the state of the Nation and the State of the Government. Assessing the accomplishments of the recently adjourned 75th Congress and his thoughts on...

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Oscar Levant Plays Gershwin Live At The Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Click on the Link: L.A. Phil. – Hollywood Bowl – 1950 – Part 1 Click on the Link: L.A. Phil – Hollywood Bowl 1950 – Part 2 Breaking from the customary concert from Europe this week, I thought I would dive into some Americana by way of a classic and...

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Walter Reuther Vs. The AMA – Debating Health Care in 1961

As part of an ongoing reminder that the Affordable Health Care debate has been with us for decades, here is a debate that took place in 1961, between former UAW President Walter Reuther and American Medical Association representative Dr. Edward R. Annis. The debate centered around the Kerr-Mills Bill to...

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Nights At The Roundtable – Thousand Yard Stare – 1992 (Live At Glastonbury).

In case you haven’t noticed, there is no Glastonbury Festival this year. Reports are, organizers are giving the grounds a rest. Other reports are the upcoming Olympics made the annual festival impossible to pull off. And still other reports had a drastic shortage of Porta-Potties, since the Olympics had most...

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July 3, 1945 – Walking Through The Ghost City

While the war in the Pacific continued, news of the Allies marking an official entry into Berlin provided a reminder that all would be over soon. News on this July 3rd in 1945 was highlighted by an extended report of American, British, French and Russian troops marching into the former...

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Nights At The Roundtable – Supersister – 1971

Supersister were a Dutch band who were hugely influential during the formative years of the Progressive Rock Movement. Although not a commercial success in the U.S. (only one album was released here), Supersister were very big in Europe and quite successful in the UK and just about everywhere else. A...

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LBJ Signs The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 – July 2, 1964

And lest we all forget – this day, forty-eight years ago, was a significant turn in American history when President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Hard fought and bitterly opposed by Southern Democrats, it was the one piece of legislation JFK had hoped would be...

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July 2, 1964 – A Day In the Life Of The City.

The notion that human beings don’t change all that much over the years is evident in this local newscast, from WNBC-AM&FM in New York City for the evening of July 2, 1964. Murder investigations, robberies, traffic snarls, street repair, Summer heat – that was July 2, 1964. Not all that...