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A JFK Press Conference – March 14, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player: JFK Press Conference – March 14, 1962 On this day in 1962, President Kennedy delivered his 27th News conference. He opened by reading a portion of a letter to Secretary of State Dean Rusk regarding the upcoming disarmament conference in Geneva and...

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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...

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Extended Forecast: Vietnam – Dark With Persistent Mayhem – February 28, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Meet The Pres – Russell Long – Feb. 28, 1965 As questions began to raise regarding our role in Southeast Asia, it was still early on in the game to see just where this excursion was heading. There was still majority support...

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Ike In Buenos Aires – Wedding News In London – Number Two In Squaw Valley – February 27, 1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 27, 1960 Busy day, this February 27th in 1960. President Eisenhower, continuing his tour of South America was given a warm welcome, at first, in Buenos Aires. But protests quickly got out of hand with teargas flying along with...

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A Word Or Two From Malcolm X – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Malcolm X – James Baldwin – Open Mind On this day, 48 years ago – February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated. One of the most vocal figures in the Black Muslim Movement, Malcolm X galvanized the Black community by initiating a...

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The Wolf At The Front Door Looking Like The Family Pet – February 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 14, 1975 News for this Valentine’s Day in 1975 was anything but heart-warming. It was all about the Recession. It was about unemployment and it was about bleak economic figures. And those figures were just not getting any better....

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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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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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Before The Honeymoon Was Over – January 24, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for January 24, 1961 Four days after his Inaugural and six days before his first State of The Union, President Kennedy was already presented with a full plate of crises, this January 24th in 1961. Moscow‘s gesture at returning captured U.S....