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’

Source:The New Democrat “Jessica Savitch anchors this Easter 1979 NBC News Update, which includes a promo for the game show “Whodunnit” From Rob Atsea Jessica Savitch, was NBC Nightly News’s weekend anchor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, before … 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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Bob Parker: ABC News 45-85- Communism on The March

“”45/85 Part 3 an ABC News television documentary. It aired on September 18, 1985. The three-hour program combined archive film and television footage with new interviews to document post-World War II history, focusing especially on the Cold War. Hosted by … Continue reading

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CBS News: Face The Nation- Fidel Castro in 1959

“Shortly after leading rebel forces in overthrowing Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro appeared on the Jan. 11, 1959 edition of Face the Nation.” From CBS News This was just after the Castro Communists had taken power in Cuba in 1958, … Continue reading

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CBS News: ‘The Tenement- Life In Chicago’s Black Ghetto (1967)’

“One in this series of irregularly scheduled in-depth reports. This program focuses on the lives of nine families living in a dilapidated tenement on Chicago’s south.” From CBS News  “This program focuses on the lives of nine families living in a … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: George Clooney (2005) Goodnight & Good Luck

Source:Charlie Rose– actor/filmmaker George Clooney on Charlie Rose, in 2005. “George Clooney talks to Charlie Rose about his new film, “Good Night, and Good Luck”, which he co-wrote and directed, also starring David Strathairn, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey, Jr. Then … Continue reading

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PBS: Video: NewsHour: Robert MacNeil & Jim Lehrer Introducing the Watergate Hearings

This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress, May, 2013 and then reposted If you are familiar with C-SPAN or the Cable Special Public Affairs Network, well the PBS coverage of the 1973 U.S. Senate Watergate hearings … Continue reading

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American Throwback: Video: CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, 1/22/73: SCOTUS Roe V. Wade Decision

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Roe V. Wade, the famous 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalize abortion for all American women, is certainly one of the most and important Supreme Court decision in … Continue reading

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