News of January 20, 1980 and the week past. Carter White House inching closer to calling Boycott of Summer Olympic games in Moscow, getting sporadic support from allies. Soviet Afghanistan incursion now going through Public Relations phase, starting with kicking out US reporters, following in the steps of Iran's expulsion of foreign journalists. Final dispatches filed say growing unrest with Khomeni regime. United Nations votes unanimously to condemn Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Justice William O. Douglas dies.
News of the day for January 12, 1980 - Hostage Drama in Tehran enters Week 11. UN vote on Sanctions against Iran is postponed, due to hint Iran may soften demands on US. Crackdown on opposition in Iran with mass execution of supporters of Ayatollah Shariatmadari in Tabriz. Canada hints at willingness to offer Montreal Olympic site as alternative to Moscow. Rhodesia readies for first legitimate Majority Rule elections. Relations between Rhodesia and Mozambique improve. Illinois legislature approves financial bailout for bankrupt Chicago schools and Ted Kennedy is reported to be running 25 points behind Carter in upcoming Iowa Caucuses.
A look at what Capitol Hill was up to this day in 1975, via The Washington Week In Review from CBS Radio on March 1, 1975 - Gerald Ford and the budget, Gerald Ford and Congress, The Congress and The energy Crisis and Nelson Rockefeller not giving a good God-Damn about 1980. Fun week.
The October Surprise - October 21-22, 1980 - news of the pending release of the 50 American hostages in Tehran and other news of the day - 8:00 am - 10:00 pm October 22, 1980
On the occasion of his birthday, an interview with John Lennon from 1980 that features, among other things, his views on the then-current state of politics.
News of the day for September 8, 1980 - 53 days until the Presidential election. Independent candidate John Anderson picking up endorsements. Jimmy Carter losing endorsements, Ronald Reagan promising to unveil his economic plan. Recession news, Cuban Boat people. A dull day . . not.
(Billy Carter - the thorny bumpkin in Jimmy's side) [media id=17875] August 19, 1980 - dog days of summer and all. Still, there were the Senate He
(November 3, 1979 - by the end of the day it looked like this) Saturday November 3, 1979 was supposed to be, by all intents and purposes a slow new