RE: [CU68-08Event] Re: On This Date...
- In 1977 I had a student who said his uncle worked for the FBI and he resented my calling them a pack of thieves. In front of a lecture class of 90 cheering students yelling "go for it", I offered him an automatic A+, no need to attend further classes, take tests or do assignments if he could have his uncle to arrange for the tape's return to WKCR. Three days later I got a drop notice with his name.
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2012 05:31:15 +0000
Subject: [CU68-08Event] Re: On This Date...
This is so strange - but not surprising. Columbia students must have been sending secret signals to the Russians. Some people still believe the students occupying buildings in 1968 had shortwave radios receiving orders from Moscow via the CPUSA.
--- In CU68-08Event@yahoogroups.com, "tham153" <tham153@...> wrote:
> In 1957 two FBI agents walked into WKCR's studios and stole the tape made and broadcast the night before of the first pass over New York (and the United States) of Sputnik 1, world's first artificial satellite.
> In my 32 years of teaching astronomy I always mentioned this while lecturing on the development of the space program. It also is mentioned in my recently published science fiction novella "Viewpoints", which is included in the SF anthology "The Mountain of Long Eyes".