News of this day in 1981. August 1st. The Reagan Tax bill was passed. Hunger strikers in Belfast's Maze prison dying and close to death. Pope John Paul II is virus free, and PATCO is about to go on strike.
The PATCO saga - news from August 3-4, 1981 on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike and the Reagan White House reaction. Includes interviews with several key players both from the union and from Government.
(PATCO - After this, Union Busting became trendy) Today's episode puts us in August 2, 1981, literally hours before the members of PATCO (Professio