John Avlon warned Reliable Sources viewers that the term "fake news" has become meaningless.
Big money and big media have coupled to create a ‘Disney World’ of democracy in which TV shows, televised debates, even news coverage is being dumbed down, resulting in a public less informed than it should be, says Marty Kaplan,
Newstalgia Reference Room with Seconding Speeches nominating FDR for a Second term. Local color during the convention - a one hour excerpt from June 26, 1936.
March 21, 1951. N.Y. Crime Committee Hearings. Former Mayor-now Ambassador O'Dwyer grilled on cash payments. Korean War. U.S. troops advance to little resistance. 1,100 casualties this month. 56,000 casualties so far since it started. Call for joint meeting between Labor and Management. Deputy Foreign Ministers at Big 4 Conference in Paris reach no conclusions. HUAC Hearings start, focusing on Hollywood. And Government concludes it's case against three defendants in spy hearings. Defendant Julius Rosenberg denies any part in spy ring.
February 2, 1951 - The war in Korea, frostbite, advancing towards Seoul and rumor of a 38th Parallel being established. On Capitol Hill; wage freeze relaxations, the railroad strike and a move to draft 18 year olds. Atomic testing in Nevada hinted at being responsible for radioactive snowfall in Canada. Religion making a revival, due in large part to the Cold War, the Korean War and The Atomic Bomb.
News for January 18, 1957 as reported by Edward R. Murrow. Polish Elections, B-52 bombers on first non-stop around-the-world flight. Congressional hearings on Labor Racketeering. Middle East. Aftermath of Suez crisis and withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza. The Cold War.
News of the day for October 26, 1951 - The British Elections, post-mortem and other news of the day.
News of the day for October 25, 1951 - The British Elections taking front and center stage. In other news, Korean War ceasefire talks continuing, Premier Mossadegh in Washington for talks regarding the Iranian/British Oil dispute and British embargo. Cost of living increasing.
This day in history - September 23, 1938 - Czechoslovak Ambassador to Great Britain Jan Masaryk delivers an address to the U.S. regarding the crisis with Germany.
(Teenage gang members of the 1950s - West Side Story for real) One of the upshots of the leaps in technology of the 1950s was the tape recorder - yes, that strange contraption with reels, part of that substrata lovingly referred to as
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