Political Parties, New Hampshire and the First Presidential Primary – II (see also 13-137)

Lead: Since the 1920s New Hampshire has held the first presidential primary in each electoral cycle. It achieved this distinction by accident but today guards its status with great vigilance.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Primaries, preliminary nominating elections at local, state and national levels, have been around since the first part of the 20th century. They arose because of the needs of political parties to vet or recruit attractive candidates that could win in the general elections. Whichever party or was the most unified and focused had a better chance of winning in November.

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Political Parties, New Hampshire and the 1st Presidential Primary I

Lead: As American political parties have evolved, they have struggled to vet or recruit attractive and effective candidates that could win in general elections. One of the ways to do this was to organize caucuses, some of which then turned to primaries.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Primaries, preliminary nominating elections at local state and national levels, have been around since the first part of the 20th century. They arose because of the needs of political parties. They wanted to win elections. Primaries help them do it.

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Last Full Measure – Wovoka, Ghost Dancer

Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time (is presented by the people of _________ and) is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: By the late 1880s many of the Plains tribes had been forced onto reservations. With their main source of food, the buffalo, hunted to near extinction, hunger and disease were rampant. Mismanagement and corruption within the Bureau of Indian Affairs resulted in a lack of rations and supplies and overall poor living conditions. In the wake of hopelessness and despair, a religious movement spread through Indian encampments throughout the west.

 

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The Last Full Measure –Admiral Ernest King

Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time (is presented by the people of _________ and) is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Content: During World War II, the organizer of the U.S. Navy's contribution to victory was a determined, often grumpy and taciturn, Scot, born November 23, 1878; Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King. Raised by his father, a hard working railroad foreman of Scottish heritage, King secured an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned in 1903.

 

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LFM: Anthony McAuliff at Bastogne

Lead: For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose devotion gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Located on a plateau 1600 feet above sea level, the small Belgium market town of Bastogne had been the focus of military strategy for centuries. In the fall of 1944, Adolf Hitler snapped out of the lethargy induced by the attempt on his life the previous summer and determined to go back on the offensive, to seize again the initiative lost when the Allies invaded Normandy. On the morning of December 16, 1944, thousands of German troops and tanks surged back across the Allied lines in an attempt to throw them into the sea. This action became the Battle of the Bulge.

 

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The Last Full Measure – William Travis at the Alamo

Lead:  For 400 years service men and women have fought to carve out and defend freedom and the civilization we know as America. This series on A Moment in Time is devoted to the memory of those warriors, whose sacrifice gave, in the words of Lincoln at Gettysburg, the last full measure.

Intro.:  A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content:  In the history of Texas no place is more hallowed than the ruins of Mission San Antonio de Valero and no event more revered than its defense by a handful of Texas patriots and hangers on in early March 1836. Of the men who led the defenders of the Alamo the names Bowie and Crockett bore legends long before they arrived on the scene, but the real leader, the man who planned and executed the almost hopeless resistance to the vast army of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was William Barret Travis. His gritty determination transformed the stand by some 150 so-called “Texicans” into a real blood-match and an inspirational rallying cry that led to Santa Anna’s humiliation by Sam Houston at San Jacinto and eventually Texas independence.

 

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Cole Porter’s Breakthrough

Lead: The 1940s were not a good decade for Cole Porter.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Though he was one of the hottest properties in Broadway with a seemingly endless stream of successes in the 1930s and though his music and lyrics represented the epitome of sophistication and wit, during the war decade Porter went through a long period of personal and professional discouragement.

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Jamestown Journey: Washington Turns it Around on the Delaware II

Lead: Against all odds, George Washington took his men back across the Delaware into harms way and preserved the American Revolution.

 Intro.: Dan Roberts and A Moment in Time with Jamestown - Journey of Democracy, tracing the global advance of democratic ideals since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

 Content: Henry Knox was an early supporter of the Sons of Liberty, a Boston bookseller with an amateur’s fascination with artillery. He joined the Army when Washington was besieging the British in the fall of 1775 at Boston. Knox realized the Continentals had no real artillery. Commissioned by Washington he went off to newly captured Fort Ticonderoga in New York and in 56 days dragged the Fort’s guns back to Boston, thus forcing the British to evacuate the city.

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