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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...

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On Top Of Everything, Disasters – February 6, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Feb. 6, 1951 The news for this February 6th in 1951 began with the worst Passenger train disaster since 1918. The Pennsylvania Railroad 5:10 Commuter Express train The Broker hit a temporary spur and careened over an embankment, killing some...

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In Good Shape At The Moment – In Bad Shape Comparatively – February 5, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Luther Hodges – February 5, 1961 Forever The Economy – even in 1961. It was about jobs, lack of jobs, where we were compared to the rest of the world. Were we lagging behind. Were we still Number One. Where were we...

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ABSCAM – New Word In The Dictionary – February 4, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 4, 1980 On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials...

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A Word Or Two From Marcus Garvey – Past Daily Reference Room: Black History Month Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Marcus Garvey – 1921 Kicking off Black History Month this year with two short addresses by Marcus Garvey. Garvey, a Jamaican political leader, activist, journalist and orator was founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. He was an...

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Nassar’s Egypt – January 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – Update- Nasser’s Egypt – Jan. 1957 1956 and 1957 were pivotal years for the emergence of Egypt as a power to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Since the rise of Gamal Abdul Nassar in 1952, Egypt came...

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Roe v. Wade – January 22, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Roe v. Wade report – Jan. 22, 1973 Forty 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...

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Martin Luther King On Meet The Press – 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Talkshows Past

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Press – Martin Luther King – 1960 Since Tuesday marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, I thought it would be fitting to offer an early Meet The Press appearance from April 16, 1960 as tribute to the man...

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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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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...