Video: 'Gary Hart campaign withdraw; Dan Rather, Geraldine Ferraro (May 8, 1987)'
(Friday, May 8, 1987, scheduled for 10:00 a.m. MDT) — Senator Gary Hart of Colorado, the front-runner for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, dropped out of the race today over allegations of an extramarital affair with Miami model Donna Rice and after the Washington Post threatened to run a story about a woman Hart had dated while separated from his wife. Continue reading Sex scandal forces Gary Hart out of Democratic presidential race this hour 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 8 1987)
Video: 'Vietnam a Television History Episode 2' (May 8, 1957, at 16:55)
(Wednesday, May 8, 1957, noon EDT; during the Vietnam War, part of the Cold War) — U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower personally received South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem today at the National Airport in Washington, D.C., as the South Vietnamese president arrived aboard Eisenhower’s plane, the Columbine III, a silver Constellation, on a state visit to the U.S. Continue reading President Eisenhower welcomes South Vietnamese President Diem for state visit this hour 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 8 1957)