Nellie Ross

Lead: In 1924 Wyoming became the first state to elect a woman to the office of Governor. Nellie Tayloe Ross served for two years and went on to distinguished national service.

                 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                 Content: With the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in August 1920, the right to vote became a national right for women. The question remained whether women, now able to vote, would also attain full parity in political participation. When would women be elected to local office or congress in numbers comparable to their percentage in the population? The answer was not too soon. Decades would pass before women would step forward to assume a leadership role anything close to that of men in commerce, social life and politics. Progress was slow. One exception was Nellie Ross.

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Spanish Cultural Diversity II

Lead: Attempts to suppress cultural and religious diversity have been one of the hallmarks of modern Spain. From the work of the Spanish Inquisition to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, these efforts have only lightly covered over real differences. In 1978 Spain tried a new way.

 

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 

                Content: For thirty-six years, the last caudillo, Francisco Franco held his thumb in dike of progress. It was a valiant, but futile attempt at keeping parts of Spanish life, religion, culture, and politics under wraps, while opening the way to economic innovation, outside markets, and prosperity. Franco failed, but it remained to be seen how post-Franco Spain would deal with the changing world outside as well how it would accommodate long-standing and suppressed internal regional conflict.

Nellie Ross

Lead: In 1924 Wyoming became the first state to elect a woman to the office of Governor. Nellie Tayloe Ross served for two years and went on to distinguished national service.

                 Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

                 Content: With the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in August 1920, the right to vote became a national right for women. The question remained whether women, now able to vote, would also attain full parity in political participation. When would women be elected to local office or congress in numbers comparable to their percentage in the population? The answer was not too soon. Decades would pass before women would step forward to assume a leadership role anything close to that of men in commerce, social life and politics. Progress was slow. One exception was Nellie Ross.

Spanish Cultural Diversity I

Lead: After the death of in 1975 Francisco Franco and the coming of democracy, Spain set out to deal with its rich cultural diversity. It was a complex task, centuries overdue.

 

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 

                Content: From the outside, a casual observer might be forgiven if they did not recognize that modern Spain is a rich tapestry of cultural variety. Spain’s geographical proximity to Africa, a scant 20 miles across the Straits of Gibraltar, and its long northern border with France and the rest of Europe, have made it an ethnic land bridge, a magnet for different cultures, religions and peoples since long before the Roman Empire. The Greeks came, Phoenicians and Carthaginians, Visigoths and other Germanic tribes swirled into the void left by a collapsing Rome and then in the eighth century, crusading Arabs and Berbers from Africa brought evangelical Islam at the point of a sword. Then, for over seven centuries, Spain became one of the violent frontiers between Christian Europe and the Islamic culture to the south.

LFM: Archibald Henderson

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: For over thirty-nine years prior to his death in 1859, Archibald Henderson served as Commandant of the Marine Corps. Perhaps more than any of the early leaders of the Corps, Henderson set the standards by which the Corps has been judged over the years. He was born into a prominent family in Prince William County Virginia in 1783. After a private education, at the age of 23, he accepted commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.

Samuel Johnson and the Anti-American Toryism

Lead:  About Americans, Samuel Johnson, ever the snobbish Tory, didn’t hesitate to highlight what he considered to be that race’s utter hypocrisy when braying about liberty and freedom, "How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?"

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the 18th Century British political parties were just taking shape. There were two main political groupings, Tories and Whigs. A century later these coalesced into the Conservative and the Liberal parties.

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Science Matters- Concorde

Lead:  For twenty-seven years after 1976, the sleek, elegant Concorde, history’s fastest commercial airliner, carried transatlantic passengers in comfort and luxury seeking a market that never materialized.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In the early 1960s aircraft manufacturers in Great Britain and France, encouraged by their governments, began developing a supersonic passenger plane. Based on mid-century technology, the graceful Concorde, with its delta wing shape and unique movable nose, made its maiden transatlantic voyage in 1969 and entered regular commercial service in 1976 as a part of British Airways and Air France. Flights between London and Paris, New York and Washington became the most common of Concorde’s routes although the bird was taken on occasional flights to South America and East Asia. Fourteen Concorde airliners were built and flown between 1976 and 2003.

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The Last Full Measure – Bataan Death March

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: The Bataan Peninsula juts out into the waters guarding the sea approach to the Philippine capital of Manila. On the west is Subic Bay. Running along its east flank is Manila Bay. Just off Bataan’s southern tip is the oddly shaped island of Corregidor. On Bataan approximately 75,000 U.S and Philippine troops, largely abandoned by the Allied command, held out against hopeless odds against the invading Japanese until the spring of 1942. Soon after their surrender, allied troops were marched off the peninsula in one of the most horrific wartime atrocities in the Asian theater, the Bataan Death March. Nearly 18,000 died.