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The Ominous Rumble Of Tanks – The End Of Prague Spring – August 20, 1968

Become a Patron! Further evidence that August is a month for upheavals. On the 20th of August in 1968, during the early morning hours, residents in Prague and outlying areas were awakened to the sound of rumbling tanks and squadrons of MIGs. In one swift move, Moscow decided Prague Spring and...

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The Long, Hot Bummer Continues – July 25, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The World Tonight – July 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If anybody had any curiosity over why the Hippie Movement became so prevalent in the 1960s,  you only had to hear this newscast to realize what happened....

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July 8, 1956 – Happy Pills And The Dawn Of The Pharmaceutical Generation

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – Happy Pills – July 8, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! You can blame it on the Cold War, you can blame it on the great uncertainty society was facing. You can blame it on the...

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Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King – June 19, 1968

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

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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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The World Of Teenage Angst . . .April 6,1960 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Teenagers – 1960 Further evidence that every generation thinks the generation proceeding it is out of control, insane, morals-free and hopeless. This documentary, part of the weekly radio series Image America, focuses on Teenagers in 1960. Part of a bigger view of The...

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Who Am I? What Am I Doing? Where Am I Going? – The American Scene: 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Second Sunday – The American Scene – A Re- Assessment – 1971 No getting around it, the 70s were something of a mess. Recovering from the massive hangover of the 60s – the Woodstock generation running smack into the Altamont generation. Vietnam...

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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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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....