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Star Spangled Soundrels

Star Spangled Soundrels

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism....
Imagine a high-ranking government attorney being shot down in cold blood, in broad daylight, in front of the White House. It happened in 1859 when New York Congressman Daniel Sickles had received an anonymous note detailing his wife’s affair with the U.S. Attorney of the District of Columbia, who happened to be the son of Francis Scott Key, lyricist of the Star Spangled Banner. He made her write out a confession, then loaded his guns. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.
Music by Dave Sams