Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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...

1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....

What Is America’s Greatest Need? – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America’s Town Meeting – Dec. 18, 1938 1938 was a nervous year in our history. The slow recovery, the looming war in Europe, saber rattling in the Far-East , racism, unemployment, crime – all these elements created an air of tension and fear over...

Dr. Martin Luther King – A Christmas Sermon On Peace – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Martin Luther King – Xmas Sermon on peace – 1967 With so much madness sweeping over the world this week, perhaps the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King hold just as much, if not more, meaning and relevance than they did 45...

America The Violent – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: America The Violent-1969 (A repost from 2012 – and four years later . . . . ) Perhaps not as bad as it is now, but violence seems to be just as integral a part of American society as the automobile. The question...

Neville Chamberlain Addresses The Foreign Press Association – December 13, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Chamberlain – Dec. 13, 1938 With the Munich Crisis on hold and much of Europe breathing a sigh of relief, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain addressed a gather of the Foreign Press at a function at Grosvenor House in London on December 13, 1938....

The Wetbacks – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The Wetbacks – 1954 The hot-button topic of Immigration is once again heading to the front page. The decades-old question of how to deal with waves of immigrants entering this country to work, live and pay taxes, albeit illegally,...

Palestine Question – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine – 1948 With the current escalation of violence over Gaza, casualties rising by the minute and the threat of a ground war growing hourly, here’s a reminder that the entire region has been in turmoil for...

Forever Middle-East – Sen. Wayne Morse Talks About The Suez Canal And American Foreign Policy – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Youth Wants To Know – Sen. Wayne Morse – 1957 Never one to shy away from controversy or taking a stand, Sen. Wayne Morse (D-Oregon) was interviewed on the NBC Radio Program Youth Wants To Know, regarding the Middle-East, which was undergoing...

R.I.P. GOP – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Chicago Univ. Roundtable – Republicans 1948 No one was more surprised by the outcome of the 1948 Presidential election than Republicans and Mainstream Media. Since the campaign started, it was almost assured that Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey would be a shoe-in...