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Item Number: 998AU0836
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Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
2 Track Stereo
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The FBI in Peace The Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar The Whistler Will Rogers W.C. Fields (Copyright Material) This audio file contains multiple excerpts from early twentieth-century radio shows. These excerpts are separated into different genres, including children's adventure series like 'Yukon King,' 'Lone Ranger,' and 'The Shadow,' mysteries like 'Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons,' 'Johnny Dollar,' and 'The Whistler,' and contemporary fiction based on real police case histories like 'Gangbusters.' Further, this audio file contains recordings of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address containing the famous line 'ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.' Kennedy's term as president of the United States had numerous victories like the inception of the Peace Corps. However, Kennedy's term was also confronted with challenges like the invasion at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba and the building of the Berlin Wall by Nikita Khrushchev. Martin Luther King Jr. is also heard during his 'I Have A Dream' speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King's subsequent death in Tennessee was reported to the nation rather quickly. A Duke Ellington concert occurring in New York's Carnegie Hall was postponed indefinitely, demonstrating the national feeling of shock and loss. His death underscored the need for America to pass the Civil Rights Bill. His legacy was that real change can occur through nonviolent means and that America's identity lay in its people as a whole, not in its separate racial identities.

Pub Credit Line
998AU0836, Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Jan 2003 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]