Tagged: Cold War

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Backtracking And Earl Butz.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending October 2, 1976 For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjounrnment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to...

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1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...

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September 12, 1949 – The Week That Was

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for week ending Sept 12, 1949 A messy week, this one ending on September 12th in 1949. Starting with President Truman stumping on behalf of candidates running in the 1949 Mid-Term elections. Truman decried repeated Republican charges of Socialism while pressing...

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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...

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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...

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Ceasefires, Defections And Commie Girl Scouts – August 7, 1954

Click on the link here for audio player: News for Aug. 7, 1954 August 7, 1954 – the big news (at least for the U.S.) was the weather. Signs that things were turning around in the Midwest for the worst drought in a long time. Much needed rain was predicted....

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Rumors Of Sharansky – August 1, 1978

Click on this link for the audio player: News for August 1, 1978 News for August 1, 1978 had much to do with rumors surrounding a pending major East-West Prisoner exchange. At the center of the rumors was Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharanksy and hints he would be swapped for 2...

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Moscow 1980 – Politics And Sports – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link for Audio: 1980 Moscow Olympics Highlights – Radio Moscow North America Service – July 27, 1980 In what has always been deemed a slippery slope to which the innocent bystanders become victims, mixing Sports and Politics has invariably been met with far less than satisfactory results....

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A Word From Che Guevara – 1964 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the Link: Che Guevara – 1964 A lot has been written about and written by Cuban revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Photos of him have been turned into posters, T-shirts, paintings. He has come to symbolize the mythic-tragic Revolutionary figure of the 1960’s. But there are very few recordings...

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Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...