Tagged: Middle Class

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TV News In 1974 – Terrible then – Bliss By Comparison? Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Critique of Evening News Shows-1974 Somebody once said the definition of hitting a bottom was when you couldn’t lower your standards fast enough. I have often thought we’ve hit that bottom in 2012. A lot of people thought we hit that bottom...

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FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

Pete Seeger, The Dillards,  Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend 1

Pete Seeger, The Dillards, Joan Baez, The Modern Folk Quartet, Joe & Eddie – No On Prop. 14 Rally – Hollywood Bowl – 1964 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Backstage Weekend

Click on the Link – Part 1: Hollywood Bowl – No On Prop.14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – 1 Click on the Link – Part 2: Hollywood Bowl – No on Prop. 14 Rally – Sept. 23, 1964 – 2 Continuing our archeological dig through concerts never heard, thought...

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Cities On The Edge – 1975

Click on the link:NPR – Options – Cities In Default -1975 With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period...

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Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...