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Historically Speaking: The Man Who Pioneered Radio and TV News

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By Tom Morrow Edward R. Murrow came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts from Europe for the Columbia Broadcasting System during World War II. He was ...

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Historically Speaking: A U.S. Senator’s Assault on Our Democracy

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By Tom Morrow If you think today’s Congressional hearings have been contentious, for those of us who witnessed the Army-McCarthy in the early ‘50s, present-day investigative hearings are ...

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Historically Speaking: The Turning Point of the Pacific War with Japan

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve studied World War II, especially the Pacific War with the Japanese Empire, you’ll know that six months after Pearl Harbor was attacked, the ...

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Historically Speaking: History’s Pure Albeit Flawed Genius

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By Tom Morrow If you’ve been watching the weekly National Geographic miniseries on Albert Einstein (“Genius,” 9 and 11 p.m., Tuesdays on the Nat. Geo. cable channel), you’ve ...

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Historically Speaking: The Vietnam War

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By Tom Morrow Note: This is a subject that takes thousands of words to explain. The space I’m afford here can only provide an overview of a terrible ...

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Historically Speaking: The Cold War Era

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By Tom Morrow The two Atom Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan ended World War II. They were the most terrible weapons ever devised (at that point ...

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Historically Speaking: Three Funny Men I Have Interviewed

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By Tom Morrow Of all the many celebrities I have interviewed during my 40-plus years of writing, three comedians stand out: Jack Carter, Henny Youngman, and Milton Berle ...

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Historically Speaking: Who Were the Best and Worst Presidents

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By Tom Morrow Many of us have lived to witness a number of U.S. Presidents and the question often asked is: who was the best you remember? I ...

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Historically Speaking: The Literary Rebel With Many Causes

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By Tom Morrow “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.” – Dorothy Parker upon writing a book review. ...

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Historically Speaking: Out of Goldwyn’s Mouth Sprang Gems

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By Tom Morrow Samuel Goldwyn was born Aug. 17, 1879, a Jewish Polish-American film producer. He was most well-known for being the founding contributor and executive of several ...

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Historically Speaking: The Rise and Fall of Napoleon

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By Tom Morrow Napoleon Bonaparte emerged to become emperor of France following the chaos of the French Revolution in the late 1700s. After King Louis XVI and his wife, ...

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Historically Speaking: The President Whose Wife Guided the Ship of State

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By Tom Morrow Woodrow Wilson served two terms as President, but he was more or less missing in action the last 17 months of his tenure – his ...

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Historically Speaking: Irish-Americans are Here Due to the Potato

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By Tom Morrow The Great Irish Famine of 1845, was an unusual blight which devastated Ireland’s potato crop, the basic staple of the population. Approximately 1 million people ...

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Historically Speaking: The Meaning of British Letters and Numbers, MI-5 and MI-6

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By Tom Morrow More and more the security services of the United Kingdom’s MI-5 and MI-6 monikers are mentioned in news reports, but what do they mean. MI-5 ...

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Historically Speaking: The Founding Father with the Loudest Voice

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By Tom Morrow John Adams was born in the British colony of Massachusetts on Oct. 30, 1735. He was a farmer and a somewhat successful lawyer, who later ...

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