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The Right To Knowledge – Eisenhower Addresses Columbia University – May 31, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: Maybe the Cold War had something to do with it. The Space Race and the dawn of New Technology, but in 1954 one of the things consistently stressed by President Eisenhower throughout much of his Presidency was the crucial role...

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Konrad Adenauer And West German Elections – May 29, 1957

Click on the Link here for Audio Player: This day in 1957 we were, not only in the midst of a Cold War with the Soviet Union, we were anxiously looking at the coming elections in West Germany to see where this lynchpin in the East-West powerplay would...

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Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

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May 16, 1958 : Vice-president Nixon In South America – Having An Entire Continent Despise You.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News on this day in 1958 had to do with the aftermath of the disastrous visit by vice-President Nixon to South America. In each of the stops on this State visit, the Nixon party was greeted with bottles, rocks and...

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And Then There Was Dien Bien Phu – May 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Since most mainstream media will be focusing on the end of the War in Europe in 1945, May 7th also marks another anniversary; one that had far-reaching consequences during the years and decades directly following it. The fall of the...

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Living On The Edge In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Great Challenge – Individual Relationships In A Mass Society -April 22, 1956 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,...

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The Non-Conforming American – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The Non-Conforming American – March 12, 1955 During the era of the 1950s a gradual, unmistakable undercurrent of social upheaval was starting to take place. Brought on largely by the Cold War, the threat of Nuclear annihilation , the stringent social mores...

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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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Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – January 18, 1956

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Keys To The Capitol – Jan. 18, 1956 For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’...

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Prepping For An Inaugural, Avoiding A Confrontation – January 14, 1957

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 14, 1957 News for this day was largely relegated to speculation on the new Eisenhower term, since the Inaugural was a little over a week away, this January 14th in 1957. But it was also concerned with developments in...