News From Neptune on TV for Friday, November 20, 2009

A spontaneous and unrehearsed discussion of the news of the week and its coverage by the media, cablecast each Friday at 7pm on Urbana Public Television (cable channel 6 in Urbana, Illinois).
Joining C. G. Estabrook this week are E. Wayne Johnson and Ron Szoke. Each participant takes up to ten minutes to talk about events of the week; then each takes up to ten minutes to ask the others about what’s been said.
ON THIS DAY IN
1945 – Trials of 24 German government leaders by the victorious countries begin in Nuremberg.
1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis ends: Khruschev agrees to remove missiles from Cuba because U.S. President John F. Kennedy secretly pledges not to invade Cuba, & to remove missiles from Turkey.
1969 – Vietnam War: The Cleveland Plain Dealer publishes explicit photographs of dead villagers from the My Lai massacre in Vietnam.

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