Tagged: Vietnam

Nixon Cooking – Cambodia Done – Mae West Ageing – August 17, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week ending August 17, 1973 News for this week, that also ended on August 17th in 1973, had much to do with the ever-growing Watergate story. Once again, Nixon came before the nation to offer an explanation over Watergate, over...

Protest In 1968: The Young Rebels – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: The Young Rebels – 1968 In case you forgot or weren’t around at the time, 1968 was a tumultuous year in our history. It was the year just about everything fell apart. From the war in Vietnam, to assassinations of much-loved leaders,...

Ceasefires, Defections And Commie Girl Scouts – August 7, 1954

Click on the link here for audio player: News for Aug. 7, 1954 August 7, 1954 – the big news (at least for the U.S.) was the weather. Signs that things were turning around in the Midwest for the worst drought in a long time. Much needed rain was predicted....

Living On The Edge – July 27, 1965 – The War In Vietnam – The War On Poverty

Click on the Link: News for July 27, 1965 Living on the edge in 1965. A lot was hanging in the balance for this 27th day in July, 1965. President Johnson was meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders this particular morning for a consensus on the situation in Vietnam. At issue...

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...

Dean Rusk Talks About Vietnam, Moscow And Foreign Policy In 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

In 1962 Vietnam was hardly on the map as far as our Next Big Excursion was concerned. It was still largely a matter between the South Vietnamese and “rebel forces”, and we were assured the South Vietnamese had a handle on it, just as long as we supplied arms and...