Category Archives: Classic News

Sharon Kauffman: ABC News’s 20/20 First Episode- 6/06/1978

“As the lead in to this video said ABC News, was a small player if not joke in the network news business in the 1970s. Th…” Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat As the lead in … Continue reading

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Rob Atsea: NBC News Update With Jessica Savitch- Easter 1979

“Jessica Savitch, was NBC Nightly News’s weekend anchor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, before she tragically died in I believe 1983. Sh…” Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Jessica Savitch, was NBC Nightly News’s … Continue reading

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Active News: ABC World News Tonight, July 10, 1978: The Soviet Union Making Trouble

Source: Active News: ABC World News Tonight, July 10, 1978: The Soviet Union Making Trouble The thing that people need to know about Marxist states which is exactly what the Soviet Union of Russia was for over seventy-years before the … Continue reading

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Bob Parker: ABC World News January 6, 1987: The 100th Congress and The Iran Contra Investigation

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Early 1987 and really the whole 1987 year was a bad one for President Ronald Reagan and the Reagan Administration. Republicans, lost the Senate in 1986 which gave Congressional Democrats … Continue reading

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CBS News: Video: Fidel Castro on Face The Nation, in 1959

. This was just after the Castro Communists had taken power in Cuba in 1958, from the authoritarian Batista Regime there, after winning the Cuban Civil War. Cuba replaces one authoritarian regime from Fulgencio Batista and creates a new one … Continue reading

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Michaels Backporch: NBC Nightly News- Charles Manson Family Trial 1970-71

I couldn’t dream up a stranger trial than the Manson Family trial of the 1970s. It’s not just that you had so-called Hippies involved, except for Charlie Manson who was label all to himself. He was just purely anti-establishment to … Continue reading

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JFK News 1963: NBC News Coverage of The Oswald Shooting

More like NBC News live coverage of the Ruby-Oswald shooting or what would be called today, raw news coverage. NBC News trying to cover a somewhat disorganized chaotic scene back in 1963. As the reporter said, just another chapter in … Continue reading

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