The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Saturday, August 05, 2006
The Refdesk Sites of the Day are:

Television News Archive

The Television News Archive collection at Vanderbilt University is the world's
most extensive and complete archive of television news. The collection holds
more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S.
national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours
of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.


Gulf of Tonkin

On 30 November 2005, the National Security Agency released the first installment
of previously classified information regarding the Vietnam era, specifically the
Gulf of Tonkin incident. This release includes a variety of articles,
chronologies of events, oral history interviews, signals intelligence reports
and translations, and other related memoranda.

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