Tagged: Civil Rights

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January 22, 1973 – Roe v. Wade – Supreme Court Decision On Abortion

Forty-eight years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal for a doctor to perform an Abortion under any circumstances, and those Women who chose...

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January 11, 1944 – FDR -The Second Bill Of Rights -A State Of The Union In Wartime –

Recovering from a bad case of the Flu, President Roosevelt delivered the 1944 State of The Union address from the Oval Office, rather than in a Joint Session of Congress. The war had been going on for 3 years and the tide was turning in the Allies favor. It was...

November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

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...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

1964 Democratic Convention

James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

Promising The Moon In 1964 – Campaign Digest, September 30, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – Campaign Digest ’64 – September 30, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 1964 Presidential campaign wound up in its last full month, a momentary lull fell over the rhetoric as details of the Warren Commission...

‘Our House . . . Is Your House’ – And Other Ironies – June 26, 1966

    Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – June 26, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The week of June 26th in 1966 pretty much epitomized the tone of the 60s; contentious, ironic and questioning. Beginning with the ongoing...