Newstalgia Reference Room featuring the Dewey-Stassen Debate of May 17, 1948 - the subject: Should The Communist Party In The U.S. Be Outlawed?
May 17, 1972 - News of the Day. Good news for Wallace Campaign, picking up 26 more delegates. Bad news for Wallace - paralyzed by assassination attempt five days earlier. Two Soviet sailors evidently killed in U.S. bombing of Haiphong. Soviet Naval vessels spotted in South China Sea. The California Presidential Primary heating up. And a new trend in France; Franglaise.
News of the day for May 17, 1988 - A dramatic decline in the Trade deficit, Stock Market up 10 points, debate on ratification of the INF Treaty gets underway, Presidential Primary in Oregon - Bush trailing by ten points according to polls, Honduran ambassador held on cocaine smuggling charges, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu calls for Isolation Campaign, John Paul 2 visits Latin America and exchanges lectures on Human rights with Paraguayan strongman Gen. Alfredo Stroessner and it's the 1 year anniversary of the bombing of he USS Stark.