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Satchmo, KU Basketball and David Basse

Dr. Don Potts (left) discussing his Louis Armstrong interview with KPR's David Basse. (Photo by Joanna Fewins)

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong and his band were on the KU campus for a concert on March 23, 1957. That same night, an hour to the east in Kansas City, Wilt Chamberlain and the Jayhawks were playing for the national title against the North Carolina Tar Heels. In an epic, triple-overtime game, KU lost to Carolina 54-53. A dejected KU team came back to Lawrence at 2:15 in the morning.
Who was there to greet them? Louis Armstrong. A young KU student had a tape recorder and he talked with the famous musician.

President Obama's Remarks at KU

President Barack Obama delivered an address at the University of Kansas on Thursday, January 22, 2015. KPR coverage also contains a photo slideshow of the historic day.

KPR coverage of the event was hosted by News Director J. Schafer. Joining him for analysis were Steve Kraske, host of the KCUR program "Up to Date"...and Dr. Michael Smith, professor of political science at Emporia State University. The on-scene reporters are Stephen Koranda and Elle Moxley.

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