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HISTORICAL RECORDINGS OF DAYS GONE BY!


CURRENT EVENTS, 1950s STYLE

TWO VOLUMES SHOWCASING REAL LIFE TO AN AMAZED TV AUDIENCE!!


435 CURRENT EVENTS, 1950s STYLE, I

1. NIXON'S "CHECKERS" SPEECH (1952). Here's the classic program that began Richard Nixon's crusade that he was not "a crook". Very funny today!
2. SEE IT NOW (12/23/51). Edward R. Murrow hosts this inventive, pioneering program similiar to today's "60 Minutes". This program was the 1951 Christmas show, and features coaxial cable hook-ups for holiday greetings from cities coast-to-coast. See the streets and residents of New York, Cleveland, Hollywood, Omaha, and Chicago as they were in 1951!
3. SEE IT NOW (2/24/52). Topics: Murrow interviews Senator Keefauver in his Washington home; and a conversation with a Chinese-American who was chased out of his home in a San Francisco neighborhood by a group of white bigots.
4. SEE IT NOW (6/29/52). An interview with then presidential candidate Dwight Eisenhower, and a simulated Russian bomb attack on the Empire State Building. (Note: The machine that was to run the middle commercial goes out and Murrow is left to ad-lib his way through the spot, and does so brilliantly!)
ALL "SEE IT NOW" SHOWS CONTAIN ORIGINAL COMMERCIALS
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489 CURRENT EVENTS 1950s (and 60s) STYLE, II

1. PLYMOUTH NEWS CARAVAN (4/18/55 AND 4/20/55). Curious about how the network news was presented in the 1950s? Now's your chance to find out as you watch John Cameron Swayze from New York and David Brinkley from Washington review the day's events in two compact, 15-minute shows. Reports include the death of Albert Einstein and problems with school integration in the south. Complete with original commercials!
2. YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD (1952). This is one of those shows that stations ran when they first signed on in the morning. You decide whether it's government propaganda (with a twist of religion) or just plain patriotism. A priest and a large assortment of guest stars including Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, William Holden, Ann Blythe, and Loretta Young gather in Benny's house to discuss how neighbor helping neighbor can stop the threat of communism.
3. THE WHITE HOUSE STORY (1961). Jackie Kennedy narrates this special, exploring the changes the presidential mansion has incurred since its inception. JFK appears briefly at the conclusion, which unfortunately ends abruptly.
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