Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 09/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda......And the Trump vs Biden debate is finally here...a new Supreme Court confirmation coming up..NY Times and Trump taxes..
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Tuesday's video: The Freedom Flights





Remember when 300,000 Cubans came legally to the US?

This month in 1965, the Castro regime announced that Cubans were free to leave the island. It happened about a year after our family and many others had left Cuba via Mexico or Spain.  The problem is that Miami-Havana flights were canceled after the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.  So we had to opt for the more complicated and costly trip to Mexico or Madrid.  Also, the flights to Mexico City or Madrid were less frequent.  As I recall, the flights to Spain were weekly and maybe twice a week to Mexico.
Once the Miami-Havana flights were restarted,  “the Freedom Flights” or "Vuelos de libertad" began. Between 1965 and 1975, ten flights a week brought approximately 300,000 Cubans to the U.S.  
Why did Castro do it? Some say that Castro got rid of many opponents and that’s true. More importantly, it was a “brain drain” and many hard working and talented people left Cuba.   Also, the refugees generally came as families and were generally received by their relatives in Miami.
Last but not least, it changed Miami from a sleepy winter resort to a vibrant city that became the capital of Latin America.
And best of all, it was done legally and orderly.   
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1963: "My favorite Martian" made its US TV debut


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Yes, it was a silly but very funny show.

"My favorite Martian" landed on TV on this day in 1963.   It was the story of a Martian who ended up in Los Angeles by mistake.    


Like so much of TV in the 1960's, it was simple, funny and did not set out to change the world.    It was all about entertaining the audience and keeping you glued to the TV for 30 minutes.


Fun show and that's all you need to say about it.


1963: Stan Musial played his last game


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The amazing Stan Musial played his last game on this day in 1963.   His last base hit was a ground ball to right field that Pete Rose, the Reds rookie second baseman, could not reach.   Years later, Rose passed Musial on his way to breaking Ty Cobb’s all time hits record.    

He won 7 seven titles.  Only Ty  Cobb (11), Honus Wagner and Tony Gwynn (eight each) won more.  He retired with a .331 batting average and 3,630 hits.
Stan the Man died in 2013.

1954: Willie Mays and "the catch"

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Willie Mays took playing center field to a new level in game 1 of the 1954 World Series.   He made an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a shot hit by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz.   It would have likely been a triple or even an inside of the park depending on how the ball bounced around in deep centerfield.    Instead, it was a long out!

"The catch" started the legend of Willie Mays, from playing defense to being perhaps the most complete player ever.




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