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Datebook: June 13 – New York Times begins publishig Pentagon Papers 40 years ago

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On June 13, 1971, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. The first article in the series was titled “Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces Three Decades of Growing US Involvement.” It was a top-secret US DOD history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. A 1996 article in the New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers “demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration had systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress, about a subject of transcendent national interest and significance.”

It’s Monday, June 13

Tickets go on sale today for the July 9th concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Stamps Quartet at the Kenneth Shadowen Performing Arts Center on the campus of Marshall County High School in Benton. All $20 tickets are reserved seats. Get tickets at the Marshall County Tourism Office in Draffenville.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art announces the exhibition Appalachian Traditions. See works by contemporary folk artists from around the southeast, including 2 solo shows, one of which features our region’s Willie Rascoe’s work, and more than 150 works from the permanent collection. Hours are Thursday and Friday 10 to 8, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 4 at 901 Frederica Street.

Tomorrow night at 7, the African Children’s Choir of Uganda, featuring singers age 7 to 11, performs at the Alhambra Theatre in downtown Hopkinsville, 507 South Main. Admission is free but donations are welcome for Music for Life.

Discussions about funding for public radio are stirring again in Washington. See 170millionamericans.org for more .

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