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Nassar’s Egypt – January 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – Update- Nasser’s Egypt – Jan. 1957 1956 and 1957 were pivotal years for the emergence of Egypt as a power to be reckoned with in the Middle East. Since the rise of Gamal Abdul Nassar in 1952, Egypt came...

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Should Abortion Be Legal? – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Should Abortion Be Legal- 1964 The controversy over the issue of Abortion has been raging, certainly since the landmark SCOTUS Roe v. Wade in 1971, but much-much earlier than that. The question was always “should they be legal?”, but the answer never...

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A Martin Luther King Press Conference – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Martin Luther King Press Conf. Jan. 14, 1968 In celebration of Dr. King Day, and as a reminder of that man who walked the walk as well as talked the talk, here is a press conference Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave...

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20th Century Nomads – 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 20th Century Nomads – 1959 There was a time, if you lived in Los Angeles, that you would invariably say  you actually weren’t born in Los Angeles, but born somewhere, most likely the East Coast. The Great Migration West in the 1950s threatened...

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The Pessimism That Was 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS – Correspondents Report – 1966 Since we’re coming up on the end of our first week of the new year, I thought I would get one last “Thousand Yard Stare” at previous years before we packed it up until next December....

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Opening Day Of Congress – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 1: Opening Day of Congress – 1937 – Part 1 Click on the link here for Audio Player – Part 2: Opening Day of Congress -1937 – Part 2 As a reminder of how much things change, and how much they remain...

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End Of American Innocence – 1963 – Thurgood Marshall, Norman Thomas, Reinhold Niebuhr – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: The End Of American Innocence – 1963 Even early in 1963, before the assassination of President Kennedy, years before the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and decades before the events at Sandy Hook, the concern that America was no longer a...

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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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Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Years of Crisis – 1958 In 1958 we were knee-deep in the Cold War with grumblings from Europe about a Common Market, or European Union. But on this edition of the year-end Reporters Roundup from CBS Radio; Years Of Crisis, the emphasis was...