Read time: 1 minute

The World Of October 1978

News from October 2, 1978 - The Camp David Accords were moving along. The Supreme Court was in their first week of the Fall Term, Jimmy Carter talked about a Spy satellite, The Russians were worrying about Winter.

<strong>Begin and Brzezinski - when all else fails, drag out the chessboard.</strong>


First week of October 1978 as reported during this CBS Radio News Hourly from October 2nd. Camp David was looking hopeful with Middle East Peace Accords being hammered out. The Supreme Court was in session for its first week of the Fall term.

Fred Graham (CBS News): “For the first time since he became Chief Justice nine years ago, Warren Burger seems to have a Supreme Court term that matches his judicial philosophy; quiet and conservative. The court docket contains few controversial or far reaching issues. There are three cases involving newsmen’s rights, much to the discomfort of journalists who’ve not fared well in the Supreme Court recently. And there are appeals involving abortions and the rights of children committed to mental institutions. Today the court added two issues affecting every American; whether the police may constitutionally stop automobiles at random to check drivers licenses and car registrations, and whether police may arrest people simply because they don’t produce proper identification papers. In both instances state courts said it’s a violation of individual rights for police to do that, but the Conservative Burger court agreed to review both decisions and that often means that it intends to rule the other way.”

President Carter admitted we'd been using a high-tech spy satellite on the Soviet Union and Russia was contemplating a really cold winter.

Not every day can be earth shattering.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team