Amelia Earhart I

Lead: Among pioneer aviators, only Charles Lindbergh exceeded the fame and accomplishments of Amelia Earhart. She was a model and inspiration for millions, including millions of women.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Born in Victorian-era Kansas in 1897 of a prosperous family, Earhart early on demonstrated an independent spirit, an inclination toward adventure, and robust imagination. She refused to be trapped in the usual roles reserved for girls and then later women, playing a variety of sports and showing a remarkable curiosity about all things mechanical. Yet, Earhart read voraciously and had little difficulty succeeding in the affairs of the mind.

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Richard Nixon – The Forgotten Campaign – II

Lead: In 1962, Richard Nixon nearly aborted his political comeback.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After losing to John Kennedy in 1960 Richard Nixon ran for Governor of California. He did not want the job, Pat Nixon did not want him to run, but his supporters were clambering and he loved politics like air and water. The campaign had no high point. It was characterized by smear, innuendo, charge and counter charge on both sides. He ran against a dull but popular incumbent, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, and from the beginning Nixon faced two serious questions, neither of which he answered very well. First, that he was simply using California as a steppingstone to run for the White House in 1964. In fact, he was not. He knew running against the popular incumbent Jack Kennedy would be political suicide, but his denials were unimpressive.

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Richard Nixon – The Forgotten Campaign – I

Lead: In 1962 Richard Nixon tried a political comeback after his loss to John Kennedy. It was a mistake.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In baby boomer politics there was no more significant player than Richard Nixon. From his beginnings as a California congressman in 1947 to his death in the 1990s, he was not far from the headlines whether as candidate, office holder, or commentator. His career may have been a roller coaster of highs and lows, but he was never boring. One of those low points was the oft-forgotten and ill-fated California Gubernatorial Campaign of 1962.

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Texas Invades New Mexico

Lead: After independence the new Republic of Texas experienced some acute growing pains.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. The disaster of the Alamo was soon followed by the defeat of Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto. Sam Houston's experience as Governor of Tennessee and popularity as the architect of Texas' victory carried him into the Presidency of the New Republic.

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Revolution in Paradise (Hawaii)

Lead: Its strategic position and economic potential were too great for Hawaii to retain its independence.

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

Content: In January 1891 David Kalakaua the last King of the Hawaiians died while on trip to California. His reign had characterized by rising political corruption and the increasing influence of Asian immigrants and white people, most especially citizens of the United States. While resenting this growing foreign influence Kalakaua contributed to it by signing two Reciprocity Treaties with the States which gave Americans a larger share of the Hawaiian economy as each year passed. Toward the end of his life he was forced by public opinion aroused by influential Americans to surrender many of his personal powers to the legislature by agreeing to what his successor called the "bayonet constitution."

 

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Black Sox Scandal I

Lead: America was just about begin its "return to normalcy" under Warren Gamaliel Harding when in the fall of 1920 a Chicago Grand Jury indicted eight White Sox players for throwing the 1919 World Series in what became the Black Sox Scandal.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In 1919, the Chicago White Sox were one of the finest teams in the history of baseball. The team's talent was in depth with excellent batting and several positions covered by more than a single outstanding player. In left field was Joe Jackson, one of the game's great hitters. On the mound spit-ball specialist Eddie Cicotte alternated with Claude "Lefty" Williams for pitching honors. They romped through the American League during the season and were highly favored to beat the lack-luster National League contenders, the Cincinnati Reds. However, in one of baseball's most sensational reverses, the White Sox had lost. Even before the first game rumors were flying that the fix was in and that several White Sox players had conspired to throw the series.

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American Revolution: The British Army in Hostile Colonial America III

Lead: In the 1700s the United States broke from England. No colony in history had done that before. This series examines America’s Revolution.
Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts
Content: The presence of an occupying army in Boston after 1768 was a scary thing, but scary or not, the citizens of the city were determined to resist this indignity. The Commonwealth refused to pay for quartering the British troops, but its property owners were perfectly willing to rent space to house the soldiers at a premium. The existence of a permanent garrison generated an uptick in business for food purveyors and tavern owners, but from the beginning relations between town and army were harsh and disposed to end badly.

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