Since we're sprinting to the final stretch of 2010, it's time to start looking back at some notable years well before this one.
Today it's 1955 - fifty-five years ago and the world was entirely a different place. Knee-deep in the Cold War with hot spots in Asia creeping up all over. Parts of Europe still getting back on their feet. Africa slowly emerging from Colonialism and experiencing growing pains. The world in general still fearful of The Bomb and America in particular still politics as usual.
Part of the Years Of Crisis series from CBS Radio which began in 1949, it was hosted by Edward R. Murrow with correspondents reporting in and giving their assessment of the world situation as it was, that year-end in 1955.