A slightly longer podcast than usual today, as the event I look at actually happened over October 11 and 12, 1986 -- the summit meeting between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev held in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Those talks centered on nuclear weapons, an issue that's very much on everyone's mind today, 20 years later.

Today's music is "Tracy's Lament," by Seraphic Panoply.  I found it at PodsafeAudio.  Theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.


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A discussion of what makes history, and a remarkable historical document which concluded on this day 20 years ago today.

Lottie Price's diary can be found here.

Today's music is "Duel Key Dreamer," by Father Rock.

Theme music composed and performed by Marc Rose.
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The "fourth network," Fox, began broadcasting 20 years ago today.  I take a look at how it succeeded where others before had failed, as well as some of its most famous shows.

Today's music is "Newtecky" by Father Rock.  I found it at PodSafeAudio.

Theme music composed and performed by Marc Rose.


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The Independent began publishing 20 years ago today.  I take a look at that event, and my experience at about the same time as a reporter for the Del Norte Triplicate.

Today's music was from "The Birth of Language" by Harley Glotzer.

Theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.


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Today I look back to the incident which opened up the Iran/Contra scandal, and the man who inadvertently started it all.  I also share a few thoughts on saturation news coverage.

Today's music is "Melodisturbed Remix," by J. Marie Anderson.  I found it at PodSafe Audio.

Theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.
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The fifth episode of "The Trial of a Time Lord" (or the first episode of "Mindwarp," depending on your point of view) aired for the first time 20 years ago today.  We look at a few facts about that episode of "Doctor Who," as well as the lengths I went to in those days to see even a little of my favorite TV show.
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Welcome to the premier episode of "It Was 20 Years Ago Today."  Today we look back to October 3, 1986, when the Journal of the American Medical Association carried three different articles dealing with AIDS.

I found the AIDS Timeline at aegis.com very useful in preparing this episode.

The episode music is "Ambulance Ride for the Soon to Be Deceased," by Devin Anderson.  The theme music was composed and performed by Marc Rose.
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