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Jan 15, 1967: Packers Face Chiefs in First Super Bowl

On this day in 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first-ever world championship game of American football. In the mid-1960s, the intense competition for players and fans between the

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Gay Celebs Weigh in on Censor

Source: Toronto Sun Scott Thompson was still fuming Friday that the Dire Straits song Money for Nothing has been banned in Canada for containing the slur “faggot.” “Shakespeare would be rolling over in his g-word,” said Thompson, the 51-year-old actor/comedian

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Video: Senator Leahy on First Amendment Freedom

Source: First Amendment Center Senator Patrick Leahy spoke at a press conference at the Newseum on Jan. 11 on a range of topics, including the importance of the First Amendment. The Vermont Democrat also discussed the shooting of Ariz. Rep.

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Criticizing Sarah Palin Is ‘Fascistic Censorship’

Source: Gawker.com Sarah Palin is a strong leader—but not strong enough to unilaterally spout off about “blood libel” and get away with it. No! She needs media supporters for that. Thank god for Andrea Peyser, decrying “fascistic censorship.” (By the

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The FCC: Censors, Regulators and Snoopers

Source: TheHill.com – By Doug Holtz-Eakin These are busy times for the Federal Communications Commission. President Obama’s law school classmate, Julius Genachowski, managed to regulate the Internet, defying Congress and a unanimous holding from the D.C. Circuit.  The FCC also lost

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Researcher Maps Extent of Internet Censorship Worldwide

Source: Infozine.com Around the globe, many of the 1.9 billion people using the Internet are restricted by national governments when they try to access open information. Governments block websites, monitor chat rooms and harass users of cyber cafes, among other

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Clout in Camelot

Source: newsworks – By: Dick Polman The Kennedys, shrewd authors of their own mythology, have always played hardball with the media. Way back in 1952, when the influential Boston Post newspaper was hinting that it would endorse Jack Kennedy’s senatorial opponent,

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Jan 14, 1943: FDR Becomes First President to Travel by Airplane on U.S. Official Business

On this day in 1943, Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II

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Jan 14, 1954: Marilyn Monroe Marries Joe DiMaggio

It was the ultimate All-American romance: the tall, handsome hero of the country’s national pastime captures the heart of the beautiful, glamorous Hollywood star. But the brief, volatile marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio–the couple wed on this day

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