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Yesterday’s Newspaper

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Yesterdays Newspaper - Chuck & KenFor six years beginning in 2003, our Those Were The Days program offered a feature known as “Yesterday’s Newspaper.”

Each week Ken Alexander retrieved an old newspaper from his collection of Chicago newspapers to read selected items for Chuck Schaden and the WDCB listening audience. The papers Ken selected were tied to one of the old-time-radio shows that was played on TWTD each week. Their comments and banter quickly became a popular feature of the program and they reminisced about it on Chuck’s final broadcast as host and producer of Those Were The Days on June 27, 2009. Click here to listen …

You’ll find some 270 Yesterday’s Newspaper segments below, organized in date-of-newspaper order. Scroll down, click on and listen anytime.

NOTE: a 2-compact disc set of “vintage newspaper” segments originally heard on TWTD is available for purchase from the AUDIO FILE NOSTALGIA SHOP.

AND DON’T FORGET, Ken Alexander and current TWTD producer-host Steve Darnall continue exploring newspapers from Ken’s basement every Saturday afternoon on WDCB. For more information, visit www.nostalgiadigest.com

1930strn

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3/14/1930

Chicago Times

11/15/2003

17 min

12/25/1934

Chicago Tribune

12/6/2008

17 min

12/9/1935

Chicago American

5/2/2009

24 min

6/15/1936

Chicago American

10/21/2006

18 min

8/27/1936

Chicago Tribune

4/22/2006

21 min

9/7/1936

Chicago Herald-Examiner

4/2/2005

10 min

11/2/1936

Chicago American

10/9/2004

16 min

12/20/1936

Chicago Times

12/4/2004

20 min

2/9/1937

Chicago Times

7/2/2005

7 min

3/18/1937

Chicago Tribune

3/18/2006

16 min

5/6/1937

Chicago Daily News

5/5/2007

22 min

2/8/1938

Chicago Herald-Examiner

3/1/2008

17 min

4/24/1938

Chicago Tribune

3/15/2008

17 min

6/14/1938

Chicago Times

3/29/2008

19 min

10/18/1938

Chicago Herald-Examiner

8/21/2004

17 min

10/31/1938

Five Chicago Papers

10/20/2007

19 min

11/3/1938

Chicago Daily News

3/22/2008

18 min

11/14/1938

Chicago Daily News

1/6/2007

16 min

11/27/1938

Chicago Times

7/5/2008

22 min

11/29/1938

Chicago Tribune

9/1/2007

25 min

12/20/1938

Chicago Daily News

3/8/2008

17 min

2/20/1939

Chicago Times

9/17/2005

24 min

2/26/1939

Chicago Herald-Examiner

2/7/2004

17 min

3/19/1939

Chicago Tribune

1/31/2009

22 min

4/4/1939

Chicago American

7/17/2004

16 min

4/20/1939

Chicago Daily News

1/26/2008

17 min

4/23/1939

Chicago Herald-Examiner

11/15/2008

20 min

11/20/1939

Chicago Herald-American

5/21/2005

20 min

12/24/1939

Chicago Times

12/24/2005

9 min

1940e

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LENGTH

2/20/1940

Chicago Daily News

5/20/2006

17 min

3/24/1940

Chicago Times

2/10/2007

20 min

4/8/1940

Chicago Times

4/3/2004

17 min

4/21/1940

Chicago Tribune

8/18/2007

21 min

4/29/1940

Chicago Times

5/28/2005

19 min

5/28/1940

Chicago Daily News

4/12/2008

14 min

6/16/1940

Chicago Tribune

4/23/2005

15 min

10/7/1940

Chicago Tribune

1/5/2008

18 min

11/5/1940

Chicago Times

11/4/2006

15 min

11/21/1940

Chicago Tribune

11/17/2007

16 min

11/23/1940

Chicago Daily News

5/23/2009

22 min

12/2/1940

Chicago Tribune

10/23/2004

18 min

1941v2

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LENGTH

2/17/1941

Chicago Daily News

1/17/2009

22 min

4/13/1941

Chicago Times

2/21/2009

17 min

5/16/1941

Chicago Times

4/11/2009

25 min

6/4/1941

Chicago Times

7/31/2004

13 min

6/17/1941

Chicago Herald-American

4/10/2004

23 min

7/29/1941

Chicago Times

11/8/2008

26 min

12/1/1941

Chicago Daily News

9/18/2004

11 min

12/8/1941

Chicago Daily News

12/2/2006

17 min

12/11/1941

Chicago Sun

7/28/2007

13 min

12/16/1941

Chicago Sun

12/13/2008

18 min

12/28/1941

Chicago Tribune

7/10/2004

15 min

1942

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2/12/1942

Chicago Herald-American

10/18/2008

23 min

3/12/1942

Chicago Herald-American

7/30/2005

17 min

3/23/1942

Chicago Tribune

5/19/2007

20 min

3/24/1942

Chicago Sun

8/9/2008

21 min

5/31/1942

Chicago Sun

3/19/2005

11 min

6/18/1942

Chicago Times

6/21/2008

19 min

11/11/1942

Chicago Daily News

11/11/2006

18 min

12/15/1942

Chicago Sun

12/1/2007

16 min

1943

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/17/1943

Chicago Tribune

3/21/2009

15 min

3/23/1943

Chicago Times

8/12/2006

26 min

3/27/1943

Chicago Daily News

3/5/2005

14 min

4/20/1943

Chicago Herald-American

3/24/2007

12 min

7/6/1943

Chicago Sun

2/11/2006

19 min

7/20/1943

Chicago Daily News

7/14/2007

13 min

8/24/1943

Chicago Tribune

10/28/2006

17 min

10/31/1943

Chicago Herald-American

10/29/2005

11 min

11/6/1943

Chicago Times

9/23/2006

18 min

12/11/1943

Chicago Sun

12/13/2003

19 min

12/19/1943

Chicago Tribune

12/15/2007

20 min

1944

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/18/1944

Chicago Daily News

9/2/2006

15 min

2/24/1944

Chicago Sun

5/22/2004

22 min

4/6/1944

Chicago Sun

4/15/2006

23 min

6/6/1944

Chicago Daily News

6/5/2004

19 min

7/20/1944

Chicago Daily News

7/19/2008

19 min

7/31/1944

Chicago Tribune

8/28/2004

15 min

8/16/1944

Chicago Times

9/22/2007

19 min

8/24/1944

Chicago Sun

1/31/2004

20 min

8/31/1944

Chicago Sun

6/7/2008

16 min

9/5/1944

Chicago Sun

7/24/2004

18 min

9/25/1944

Chicago Times

5/29/2004

14 min

11/22/1944

Chicago Sun

11/6/2004

19 min

12/3/1944

Chicago Herald-American

5/15/2004

22 min

12/20/1944

Chicago Daily News

11/24/2007

24 min

12/24/1944

Chicago Times

12/20/2008

18 min

12/25/1944

Chicago Sun

12/25/2004

23 min

1945

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LENGTH

1/7/1945

Chicago Herald-American

8/25/2007

20 min

1/11/1945

Chicago Daily News

9/3/2005

25 min

1/24/1945

Chicago Herald-American

1/15/2005

20 min

2/4/1945

Chicago Tribune

9/13/2008

21 min

2/5/1945

Chicago Tribune

4/30/2005

12 min

2/18/1945

Chicago Herald-American

8/26/2006

18 min

3/1/1945

Chicago Times

1/22/2005

20 min

4/13/1945

Chicago Tribune

4/9/2005

10 min

5/1/1945

Chicago Herald-American

5/7/2005

11 min

6/20/1945

Chicago Daily News

7/9/2005

13 min

8/12/1945

Chicago Sun

8/6/2005

13 min

9/2/1945

Chicago Tribune

8/13/2005

24 min

9/9/1945

Chicago Herald-American

8/4/2007

21 min

10/4/1945

Chicago Sun

10/8/2005

22 min

10/11/1945

Chicago Times

1/3/2009

26 min

10/21/1945

Chicago Tribune

7/21/2007

23 min

11/4/1945

Chicago Sun

2/2/2008

16 min

12/5/1945

Chicago Sun

12/10/2005

19 min

1946

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/1/1946

Chicago Sun

12/29/2007

24 min

1/7/1946

Chicago Daily News

6/10/2006

6 min

1/24/1946

Chicago Tribune

4/18/2009

20 min

1/27/1946

Chicago Tribune

2/16/2008

17 min

1/29/1946

Chicago Times

1/21/2006

15 min

2/11/1946

Chicago Daily News

6/6/2009

19 min

2/24/1946

Chicago Herald-American

6/18/2005

17 min

2/28/1946

Chicago Herald-American

5/26/2007

20 min

3/11/1946

Chicago Tribune

3/17/2007

19 min

4/21/1946

Chicago Tribune

4/7/2007

21 min

6/3/1946

Chicago Tribune

7/1/2006

16 min

8/26/1946

Chicago Tribune

8/23/2008

23 min

10/14/1946

Chicago Daily News

10/16/2004

18 min

11/15/1946

Chicago Tribune

11/5/2005

29 min

11/22/1946

Chicago Sun

11/18/2006

17 min

12/16/1946

Chicago Sun

2/24/2007

25 min

1947

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LENGTH

1/1/1947

Chicago Sun

12/30/2006

22 min

1/15/1947

Chicago Herald-American

4/5/2008

12 min

2/9/1947

Chicago Tribune

2/14/2004

20 min

3/10/1947

Chicago Tribune

11/25/2006

21 min

4/14/1947

Chicago Times

9/6/2008

27 min

4/15/1947

Chicago Daily News

1/28/2006

11 min

4/27/1947

Chicago Sun

1/24/2009

23 min

6/30/1947

Chicago Herald-American

7/12/2008

25 min

9/11/1947

Chicago Daily News

3/4/2006

9 min

9/18/1947

Chicago Sun

10/6/2007

12 min

11/2/1947

Chicago Tribune

6/28/2008

27 min

11/27/1947

Chicago Tribune

11/19/2005

19 min

12/3/1947

Chicago Times

4/28/2007

23 min

12/7/1947

Chicago Tribune

1/8/2005

15 min

12/14/1947

Chicago Tribune

12/9/2006

13 min

1948

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/7/1948

Chicago Tribune

9/29/2007

21 min

1/12/1948

Chicago Herald-American

4/21/2007

20 min

1/17/1948

Chicago Daily News

1/7/2006

19 min

2/16/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

8/7/2004

19 min

3/10/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

4/19/2008

18 min

3/18/1948

Chicago Daily News

6/11/2005

21 min

3/23/1948

Chicago Herald-American

1/27/2007

10 min

4/28/1948

Chicago Tribune

1/3/2004

17 min

5/8/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

5/12/2007

27 min

5/30/1948

Chicago Herald-American

1/14/2006

26 min

7/4/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

7/3/2004

27 min

7/20/1948

Chicago Tribune

8/2/2008

20 min

9/9/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

9/27/2008

13 min

9/18/1948

Chicago Tribune

1/10/2009

22 min

9/21/1948

Chicago Daily News

3/3/2007

21 min

9/30/1948

Chicago Herald-American

3/11/2006

15 min

10/31/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

11/1/2008

24 min

11/5/1948

Chicago Daily News

8/5/2006

22 min

11/14/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

3/31/2007

21 min

12/1/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

11/26/2005

11 min

12/9/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

1/17/2004

14 min

12/19/1948

Chicago Sun-Times

12/23/2006

20 min

1949

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/9/1949

Chicago Tribune

6/23/2007

17 min

1/23/1949

Chicago Tribune

2/25/2006

15 min

3/10/1949

Chicago Daily News

10/7/2006

15 min

4/6/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

5/24/2008

30 min

4/10/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

10/22/2005

13 min

5/8/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

8/11/2007

21 min

5/13/1949

Chicago Daily News

4/8/2006

25 min

6/5/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

6/17/2006

22 min

6/12/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

6/16/2007

23 min

6/23/1949

Chicago Herald-American

5/30/2009

26 min

7/12/1949

Chicago Daily News

3/28/2009

6 min

8/20/1949

Chicago Times

1/19/2008

22 min

9/22/1949

Chicago Daily News

9/24/2005

17 min

10/26/1949

Chicago Daily News

8/14/2004

17 min

10/31/1949

Chicago Tribune

10/27/2007

22 min

11/24/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

4/29/2006

28 min

12/18/1949

Chicago Sun-Times

12/17/2005

9 min

12/21/1949

Chicago Daily News

11/29/2008

20 min

1950

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LENGTH

1/5/1950

Chicago Tribune

10/13/2007

22 min

1/19/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

2/9/2008

16 min

1/31/1950

Chicago Daily News

1/10/2004

19 min

2/13/1950

Chicago Daily News

5/10/2008

13 min

2/23/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

3/12/2005

24 min

4/2/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

2/28/2009

16 min

5/5/1950

Chicago Daily News

9/20/2008

19 min

5/29/1950

Chicago Daily News

7/22/2006

16 min

6/15/1950

Chicago Tribune

6/20/2009

17 min

7/24/1950

Chicago Daily News

7/8/2006

20 min

8/10/1950

Chicago Daily News

5/9/2009

23 min

8/21/1950

Chicago Daily News

10/4/2008

19 min

11/9/1950

Chicago Herald-American

1/12/2008

18 min

11/16/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

3/7/2009

31 min

11/17/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

8/16/2008

19 min

12/12/1950

Chicago Tribune

2/4/2006

19 min

12/20/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

12/20/2003

20 min

12/24/1950

Chicago Sun-Times

12/8/2007

22 min

12/25/1950

Chicago Tribune

12/11/2004

14 min

1951

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/17/1951

Chicago Tribune

9/16/2006

18 min

2/11/1951

Chicago Sun-Times

11/10/2007

24 min

2/14/1951

Chicago Tribune

2/14/2009

23 min

3/29/1951

Chicago Tribune

5/17/2008

19 min

4/1/1951

Chicago Herald-American

4/1/2006

17 min

4/8/1951

Chicago Sun-Times

6/25/2005

16 min

5/10/1951

Chicago Daily News

2/23/2008

20 min

7/9/1951

Chicago Daily News

6/12/2004

20 min

9/27/1951

Chicago Daily News

1/24/2004

19 min

10/30/1951

Chicago Herald-American

10/30/2004

24 min

12/5/1951

Chicago Tribune

9/10/2005

23 min

1952

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1/12/1952

Chicago Herald-American

6/24/2006

19 min

2/24/1952

Chicago Tribune

2/28/2004

14 min

3/4/1952

Chicago Tribune

1/13/2007

22 min

4/13/1952

Chicago Sun-Times

6/2/2007

26 min

5/21/1952

Chicago Daily News

5/6/2006

12 min

6/2/1952

Chicago Tribune

2/17/2007

24 min

10/21/1952

Chicago Tribune

7/23/2005

19 min

10/30/1952

Chicago Tribune

7/29/2006

9 min

11/23/1952

Chicago Sun-Times

11/20/2004

14 min

12/15/1952

Chicago Daily News

3/25/2006

18 min

12/15/1952

Chicago Daily News

3/25/2006

10 min

12/20/1952

Chicago Herald-American

12/18/2004

18 min

1953

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LENGTH

1/25/1953

Chicago Tribune

4/26/2008

15 min

3/29/1953

Chicago Sun-Times

3/14/2009

26 min

7/13/1953

Chicago Daily News

6/30/2007

13 min

7/20/1953

Chicago Tribune

6/26/2004

23 min

8/3/1953

Chicago American

8/20/2005

23 min

9/30/1953

Chicago Daily News

9/30/2006

20 min

10/2/1953

Chicago Sun-Times

4/24/2004

11 min

10/29/1953

Chicago Sun-Times

10/25/2008

20 min

12/9/1953

Chicago Daily News

2/7/2009

21 min

12/19/1953

Chicago American

12/16/2006

22 min

1954

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LENGTH

1/3/1954

Chicago Sun-Times

4/25/2009

23 min

1/25/1954

Chicago Sun Times

3/26/2005

13 min

4/5/1954

Chicago Daily News

6/9/2007

27 min

5/3/1954

Chicago Daily News

11/13/2004

14 min

5/19/1954

Chicago Daily News

2/3/2007

13 min

6/17/1954

Chicago Daily News

5/31/2008

27 min

9/13/1954

Chicago American

11/12/2005

19 min

9/23/1954

Chicago Daily News

9/15/2007

27 min

10/15/1954

Chicago Sun-Times

7/26/2008

25 min

10/18/1954

Chicago American

7/15/2006

13 min

11/25/1954

Chicago Tribune

11/22/2008

23 min

1955

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1/16/1955

Chicago Sun-Times

2/5/2005

18 min

2/27/1955

Chicago American

2/12/2005

24 min

4/10/1955

Chicago Tribune

2/19/2005

19 min

5/1/1955

Chicago Sun-Times

2/26/2005

19 min

8/16/1955

Chicago Sun-Times

9/25/2004

12 min

1956

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LENGTH

3/30/1956

Chicago Daily News

8/30/2008

18 min

5/6/1956

Chicago Sun-Times

5/3/2008

13 min

6/2/1956

Chicago Sun-Times

10/14/2006

11 min

8/28/1956

Chicago Tribune

1/20/2007

16 min

9/8/1956

Chicago Sun-Times

9/9/2006

14 min

12/7/1956

Chicago Sun-Times

5/27/2006

16 min

12/23/1956

Chicago Tribune

12/3/2005

10 min

1957

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2/24/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

8/27/2005

21 min

3/10/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

3/10/2007

30 min

4/14/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

4/14/2007

23 min

8/18/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

8/19/2006

24 min

9/1/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

7/16/2005

17 min

9/10/1957

Chicago Sun-Times

6/13/2009

18 min

12/22/1957

Chicago Tribune

12/27/2008

19 min

1958

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LENGTH

1/30/1958

Chicago Tribune

5/16/2009

31 min

11/2/1958

Chicago Tribune

6/14/2008

30 min

12/24/1958

Chicago Daily News

12/22/2007

24 min

12/30/1958

Chicago Daily News

1/29/2005

34 min

1953

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1/25/1959

Chicago Sun-Times

3/26/2005

13 min

1960-1994a

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BROADCAST

LENGTH

1/10/1960

Chicago Sun-Times

9/8/2007

19 min

9/18/1960

Chicago Sun-Times

9/4/2004

17 min

9/11/1961

Chicago Tribune

10/11/2008

24 min

10/5/1963

Chicago Daily News

10/1/2005

18 min

12/31/1965

Chicago Daily News

12/27/2003

12 min

12/31/1965

Chicago Daily News

12/27/2003

8 min

12/27/1968

Chicago Daily News

12/31/2005

14 min

11/10/1970

Chicago Tribune

10/15/2005

23 min

12/31/1970

Chicago Sun-Times

1/1/2005

13 min

10/19/1974

Chicago Sun Times

10/2/2004

16 min

8/27/1975

Chicago Sun-Times

6/19/2004

16 min

12/24/1984

Chicago Tribune

11/27/2004

16 min

6/17/1988

Chicago Sun-Times

6/4/2005

17 min

9/4/1988

Chicago Sun-Times

2/18/2006

14 min

10/1/1994

Chicago Sun-Times

2/21/2004

24 min


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