Tagged: Cold War

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20th Century Nomads – 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 20th Century Nomads – 1959 There was a time, if you lived in Los Angeles, that you would invariably say  you actually weren’t born in Los Angeles, but born somewhere, most likely the East Coast. The Great Migration West in the 1950s threatened...

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The Milk Fund, Drilling In Shale, And Wounded Knee – January 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 8, 1974 News on this January 8th in 1974 continued with goings-on at The White House. Watergate was not going to go away, much to the Nixon Administration’s wishes it would. The White House did issue a White Paper...

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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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Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

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Events Of 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year-End 1953 A year of contrasts, 1953 was. Between the Coronation of Princess Elizabeth to the gas chamber execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the death of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. It was an interesting year. The news on Stalin was very...

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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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Lech Not Arrested, Sharon Blasts U.S., The Pope Sends Envoys – December 19, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 19, 1981 Despite crackdowns and declared Martial Law, the situation in Poland was, if anything intensifying on this December 19th in 1981. Despite “Official” radio reports to the contrary, strikes were spreading throughout Poland and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was...

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Solidarity In The Balance – December 14, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 14, 1981   News for this day in 1981 had to do with the growing protest movement in Poland known as Solidarity. Begun as a Dock Workers strike in the Port city of Gdansk, the movement gained steam and momentum,...