Broadcast Journalism

March 22, 1941 - Day 567 And Counting.
March 22, 1941 - Day 567 of the War in Europe. German raids on Plymouth England for 2nd night in a row. RAF Bombers attack German submarine bases in Occupied France. British people feel RAF attacks not severe enough. Germans constructing submarine base in Far East. U.S. Navy to convoy War supplies across Atlantic. Big question is Yugoslavia will join Axis or not. Conscientious Objectors dealt harshly in Germany. Congress passes $4billion Military Appropriations Bill in four hours. Read more...
February 10, 1994 - The Cautious Exhale.
February 10, 1994 - a shaky ceasefire in Sarajevo four hours old. UN Peacekeepers and NATO troops skeptical and hopeful. Two members of the British Parliament and a British Aid Worker kidnapped in Somalia. Israel and PLO in partial agreement over autonomy issue in Gaza and Jericho. Tonya Hardings slaps $22 million lawsuit against the USOC for barring appearance at the Winter Olympics. Famed U of Oklahoma Coach Bud Wilkinson dies at 77. Read more...
December 21, 1981 - Poland Under Martial Law.
Familiar images, as always. With the Solidarity Movement in Poland considered a government overthrow, the move towards more severe repression was underway. This time the target for Jaruzelski's wrath was the Catholic Church, with news of priests Read more...
December 16, 1957 -  NATO And The Cold War.
What made the West so nervous. News on this day was dominated by the NATO Summit Conference which was getting underway in Paris. President Eisenhower had addressed the assembly and the big concern on everyone's mind was the Cold War. The question Read more...
October 21, 1995 - Riots, Riots, And Budgets.
News of the day for October 21, 1995 - Prison riots spread across U.S. - Riots erupt in Okinawa over continued U.S. Military presence. Clinton blasts GOP for their budget plan. Earthquake hits Mexico, 3rd in month. And the World Series gets underway with the Cleveland Indians going up against the Atlanta Braves. Read more...

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August 25, 1982 - Comings And Goings In Beirut.
News of the day for August 25, 1982 - PLO leave Beirut. U.S. Marines arrive. Reagan goes back to the Ranch, threatens to veto $14 Billion Supplemental Money bill. New York Congressman Fred Richmond to be indicted on fraud and drug charges. Mural painted for Nixon library depicting Phoenix Rising From the Ashes - only no library yet. Read more...
August 12, 1941 - War Then, And The Problem With Credit.
News of the day for August 12, 1941. The war in Europe heading east, with the German Army heading into Russia. News reports from various European cities. Read more...
Rupertgate Tuesday Recap.
The ongoing investigation into the phone hacking at News Of The World. Read more...
July 6, 1970 - Loudly Askew.
News of the day for July 6, 1970. Russian Militarly Advisers firing SAM-2 and SAM-3 missiles into Israel from Egypt, claim to down 6 Israeli planes. Siege of Phnom Penh continues. Fighting in Vietnam portrayed as "light and scattered". Sec. Of State Rogers in Saigon. Italy waiting for it's 32nd Government to get going. Fighting in Northern Ireland between Catholics and Protestants with British Army squarely in the middle. Nixon back from 12 days in San Clemente. The Manson Trial gets underway with Jury selection posing a problem and the Unitarian Universalist Church Convention passes a resolution to turn the Vietnam War over to a Private Army with the government in charge of handing out checks. Read more...
July 5, 1980 - Campaign '80 A-Go-Go.
News of the day for July 5, 1980 - Campaign '80 in full swing. Carter back in Plains Georgia after whirlwind campaign stops in Los Angeles and Miami. Reagan declines NAACP invitation to speak. Shah of Iran taking turn for worse in Cairo hospital. Thailand receives first shipment in it's $400 million arms purchase. U.S pays for shipping. Cuban boat people are heading to Florida, fears this is Castro's Convict Dump. Detroit readies for the upcoming Republican Convention by hosting round-the-clock negotiations with striking garbage workers. 425,000 people cram the Mall in Washington D.C. to celebrate the 4th and John Williams makes his Boston Pops Fourth of July Debut, complete with Darth Vader. Read more...