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Smiling Like You’re Happy – October 14, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Washington Week – Week ending October 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Not quite one of the calm weeks, this week of October 14th in 1973, but a somewhat bloodless one – at least as far as the...

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“George Was A Snappy Dancer” – February 22, 1969

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 22, 1969 News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary...

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Confident Contemptuousness – January 31, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News For January 31, 1941 News for this last day of January in 1941 was a continuation of what had been going on months earlier. Continued daylight air raids over London and other industrial cities in Britain grew more vicious, but didn’t...

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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....

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Floodwaters Rising – January 23, 1937

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jan. 23, 1937 – Ohio River Floods   This day in 1937 was horrific if you lived anywhere near the Ohio River. Rains continued without stop and flood waters continued to rise. The devastation was widespread and the numbers of homeless were...

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Roe v. Wade – January 22, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Roe v. Wade report – Jan. 22, 1973 Forty years ago today, the Supreme Court handed down a decision that made a Woman’s right whether or not to choose to have an Abortion a legal right. Prior to this time it was illegal...

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Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

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Events Of 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year-End 1953 A year of contrasts, 1953 was. Between the Coronation of Princess Elizabeth to the gas chamber execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the death of Soviet leader Josef Stalin. It was an interesting year. The news on Stalin was very...

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A Dead Heat, Tapes For Sale And The Possibility Of Poison – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 31, 1976 Since October 31st came on a Sunday in 1976, this was the last weekend before the Presidential election. According to the Harris Poll, Carter’s poll standings were falling and it was becoming a dead heat between Carter...

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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...