May 2, 1979BT (Before Thatcher) - final day of campaigning ahead of British Elections. Incumbent Prime Minister James Callahan projected to win. Ayatulla Mohatari assassinated in Tehran, group calling themselves Forghan claim responsibility. Seven bombs go off in Paris. Kurt Waldheim visits North Korea. Jimmy Carter begins talks with Japanese PM Masayoshi Ohira over trade imbalance. Arthur Fiedler celebrates 50th anniversary as Music Director of Boston Pops. John Wayne back in Hospital.
News of the day, wrapup of the week ending April 2, 1982 - Argentina invades Falkland Islands. Record turnout in El Salvador elections. Iran-Iraq War in 18th month. Brezhnever admitted to hospital. Social Security in danger of running out of money. 9% unemployment, 18% Black, 42% Black youth. Irish extremist Ian Paisley barred from entering U.S. to speak at Bob Jones University, Bob Jones Jr. calls for Sec. Of State Haig's untimely demise. Reagan rejects calls for Nuclear Freeze.
February 28, 1981 - The continuing Thatcher-Reagan romance. Pravda claims state department lying about arms shipments to El Salvador. Reagan asks for fund to reactivate WW2 Battleships. Budget cuts. Islamic Peace Mission in Tehran, trying to end Iran-Iraq War. Basque Separatists release hostages. Iran releases British Missionaries. Threats of violence between Vietnamese and U.S. Fishermen over Shrimp in Texas Gulf Coast.
News of the day, this day in history for January 13, 1982. South and East battered by snowstorms. Florida citrus crop badly damaged from freezing temperatures. UAW contract talks continue. France and Germany hold summit talks over Solidarity movement in Poland. California farmers boycott Japanese goods in retaliation for Japanese embargo on California produce in wake of Medfly problem. Mark Thatcher missing while on road rally - Margaret says hes a big boy and can figure out how to get home. And the White House can't figure out who Norman Mineta is.
Newstalgia Reference Room with a BBC World Service documentary on the evolution of TV and Politics in Great Britain. It traces the initial development of TV and the general avoidance of it as a political medium all the way until the 1970's. First broadcast on December 31, 2000.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney who had previously been avoiding doing any interviews with the media before it started looking like his frontrunner status in the GOP primary race was in jeopardy with Newt Gingrich rising in the polls, sat
What's the difference between Newt Gingrich and God? God doesn't think he's Newt Gingrich.
London 1981 - the 13 day riots that swept England from July 2-15th and the eerie similarities between then and now.
News of the day for October 18, 1998 - former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet is arrested in London, both Pres. Clinton and vice-President Gore haggle with the Middle-East negotiators. Former Yugoslavia. Afghanistan. Just another day in Paradox.
The Heritage Foundation hosted author and Margaret Thatcher biographer Claire Berlinski who discussed her book There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters on C-SPAN’s Book TV which aired over the weekend there. Here’s the description of the segment from C-SPAN.