CNN Radio News Day: September 26, 2012
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addresses the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday
September 26th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 26, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the world stage today as the United Nations General Assembly meeting continued in New York. He said his nation is committed to peace while accusing world powers of double standards in pursuing an arms race. He also said Iran finds itself under threat from other nations seeking to impose their views:

[1:47] “Continued threats by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality," Ahmadinejad said.

  • There's an old adage in the African American community that reasons, "There's always work at the post office."  History professor, Dr. Phil Rubio, wrote a book by that name:

[10:38] "By the end of the 1800s, most postal jobs were postmaster jobs and the others were prestigious jobs too in the black community, especially where so many opportunities were restricted."

  • In just one week, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first presidential debate of the 2012 general election. The very first presidential debate in history was held 52 years ago today between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon. Watching the debate on television, Nixon's family was very concerned about his appearance:

[17:17] "Richard Nixon's mother was so concerned about how her son had looked on camera that she actually called Nixon's secretary and wanted to know 'is everything okay with him'," says  Northeastern University journalism professor, Alan Schroeder.

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