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7:52am

Tue November 18, 2014
Commentary

History Matters: Bone chilling temperatures were heralded in 19th century Louisiana

During fall 1878 the southern Mississippi Valley was gripped by a massive Yellow Fever epidemic. North Louisiana, East Texas and southern Arkansas had outbreaks of the Saffron Scourge, and the frost seemed to help bring an end to the suffering.

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7:35am

Tue September 4, 2012
Commentary

History Matters: Remembering the commander of Apollo 11

Commentator Gary Joiner reflects on the life and legacy of the late astronaut Neil Armstrong.