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August 15, 1969 – And While The Scent Of Incense And Patchouli Wafted In One Part Of The World – The Scent Of Teargas And Burning Tires Wafted In The Other –

  Become a Patron! While the much-fabled Woodstock Festival was getting underway for its first day, the world was spinning wildly away as usual on this August 15th in 1969. From Northern Ireland, Catholic and Protestant rioting was raging on. British troops were being reinforced and rioting was spreading rapidly....

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Getting To Know Everything About You – Domestic Spying In America – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: First Tuesday: Domestic Spying – How Much Do They Know About You? – Dec. 1, 1970 It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that our preoccupation with Domestic spying has been with us for a very long time. In 1970...

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If It’s July 18, 1965 – It Must Be Vietnam

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 18, 1965 – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News reports on the war in Vietnam were coming with such regularity in 1965 as to almost make the news humdrum and monotonous. So the news for this...

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“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here” – July 10, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there...

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How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

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The Fog Of Uncertainty – Vietnam – June 21, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentary on Vietnam – June 21, 1966 On this day in 1966, mainstream media was still putting an upbeat face on the Vietnam War. Reports of  flagging morale by the Viet-Cong and defectors to the South were outnumbering defectors...

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Storming Fortress Europe – June 6, 1944

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Certainly the date of June 6th isn’t the sole property of 1944. A lot has happened since then. But  as time passes and the numbers of people involved or bearing witness to that day in history begin to fade, it’s...

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An LBJ Press Conference – May 30, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A Presidential Press Conference for this May 30th in 1968. President Johnson, mindful of his declaration in not seeking another term for the 1968 elections, was still confronted with the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. Joining him in this press...

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South Vietnam – Cambodia – That Was The Week That Was – May 10, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence May, historically, has been anything but a dull month. Take for example this past week in 1975. News for the week ending May 11, 1975 was about upheaval, reprisal and fear for the future. With the collapse of...

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And Then There Was Dien Bien Phu – May 7, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Since most mainstream media will be focusing on the end of the War in Europe in 1945, May 7th also marks another anniversary; one that had far-reaching consequences during the years and decades directly following it. The fall of the...