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Tagged: Interviews

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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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No Knight – No Magic Wand: An Interview With Barbara Jordan -1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Straight Talk With Barbara Jordan – March 24, 1975 Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan shot to fame in the 1970s as part of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings. She was also the first Black Woman elected to Congress from...

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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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Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver – March 22, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sargent Shriver – Meet The Press – March 23, 1964 This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up 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 View From Tunisia – A View From The Bowling Alley – March 18, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Life and The World – March 18, 1958 News on this day in 1958 was something of a mixed bag, at least from mainstream media’s point of view. Word from North Africa had trouble brewing in newly independent Tunisia where tensions were...

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Engel Vs. Vitale – School Prayer – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Reports – School Prayer – March 13, 1963 Fifty years ago today, on March 13, 1963, CBS Reports broadcast a documentary on the famous Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court case regarding prayer in Public Schools. The decision was rendered in 1962,...

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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...