Tagged: Cold War

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“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

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Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

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Van Cliburn Plays Music Of Brahms And Liszt In Concert – 1964 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert: Special Tribute Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Brahms- Piano Con. Nr 1 – Leinsdorf-Van Cliburn – July 1964 Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 2: BSO – Van Cliburn – Liszt PC 2 and 1 – 1964 Only two months into 2013...

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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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Not In The Frying Pan, For A Change – The Sino-Vietnam War – February 25, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – Feb. 25, 1979 With grossly inflated casualty and capture claims coming from both sides, the war between China and Vietnam was heating up, this week in February, 1979. And with clucks of “this could be the start...

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“George Was A Snappy Dancer” – February 22, 1969

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 22, 1969 News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary...

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Attempted Overthrow – Succeeded No-Confidence – February 20, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: ABC Overseas Assignment – Feb. 20, 1965 One of those days full of intrigues from Southeast Asia. In this case, an attempted coup on the part of troops loyal to former Premier Diem (who was assassinated and overthrown with a little CIA...

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Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals – February 19, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 19, 1951 News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. Fingers were crossed. Not so...

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Dissidents, Shakeups And Smokers – February 18, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 18, 1987 No end to drama, this February 18th in 1987. Street fighting in Beirut, brokered truces falling apart, fighting over a strategically placed office building in Beirut, which just happened to be right across the street from the...

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“We Are Continuing A War Of Maneuver” – February 13, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 13, 1951 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....