Tagged: news reports

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Backtracking And Earl Butz.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for week ending October 2, 1976 For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjounrnment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to...

September 27,1944 – The Drive East And The Death Of Aimee Semple McPherson

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for September 27, 1944 News for this September 27th in 1944 was about Allied advances around Belgium and Holland and the first troops to hit German soil. It was also about British airborne troops evacuating positions around Arnheim and hard-fought battles...

August 31, 1939 – Preparations

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC News – August 31, 1939 Despite opinion in some circles that war could be avoided, preparations were put in high gear for what was the inevitable. Here is the 5:30 pm newscast from the BBC World Service on August 31, 1939....

Coup In Moscow – August 21, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991 News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and...

Not Like Any Other Day – August 6, 1945

Even though the most horrific event of the 20th Century had taken place many hours earlier, no word of it having taken place was mentioned. August 6th, 1945 was seemingly just another day in World War 2 as far as this newscast was concerned. With that in mind, the news...

38th Parallel: USA – 1953 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Since it was the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the Korean War in 1953 earlier this week, I thought I would add a postscript in the form of a radio documentary produced by CBS News on that occasion. Narrated by Wil Rogers Jr. and broadcast around...

America: The Vision And The Violence – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

With the news beginning this morning, and the updated reports concerning the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora Colorado throughout the day, I’m reminded of how all-too-familiar this seems. How it has repeated over and over throughout the years. How violence, senseless acts of carnage, seem to be almost...

Voice Of The Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond At The 1948 Democratic Convention – July 14, 1948

The 1948 Presidential race was hard fought and hotly contested. Within the ranks of the Democratic Party there was a faction, primarily representing the South, who objected strongly to President Truman’s strong Civil Rights stand. So resentful of the President’s campaign to end racial discrimination in the Armed Forces, end...

End Of An Era – July 18, 1965

The news for this week, ending on July 18, 1965 was rather sudden and sad. Former Governor, Presidential Candidate and United Nations Representative Adlai Stevenson collapsed and died of a massive heart attack on a London street, after speaking at a UN Conference there. The shock quickly spread throughout the...