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February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1946 – Aviation history today. A record non-stop flight from Burbank California to La Guardia Field in New York; a little over 7 hours; the previous record of some 10 hours was set the...

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

– The Morning Report fro WXYZ-Detroit – November 12, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of local news, via WXYZ in Detroit, in this November 12th in 1964. Beginning with news of the ongoing newspaper Strike at The Detroit News, the layoffs at Ford and a threatened...

Labor Day In Wartime 1941

FDR Has A Labor Day Message – 1941

– President Franklin D. Roosevelt – Labor Day Message – September 1, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With Europe at War and America becoming increasingly involved, Labor Day in 1941 (which came on September 1st that year) found the U.S. geared for war production – the labor force...

An Eisenhower Democrat In 1948 – July 7, 1948

An Eisenhower Democrat In 1948 – July 7, 1948

– Alka Seltzer News Of The World – July 7, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Political news, this July 7th in 1948. Putting an end to the buzz and rumors that General Eisenhower would run for President on the Democratic Party ticket put many in the party in awful...

Taft-Hartley Becomes Law – June 23, 1947

Taft-Hartley Becomes Law – June 23, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Headline News – June 23, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A lot of Labor news this June 23rd in 1947. Starting with the override of President Truman’s veto of the Taft-Hartley bill, the Senate voted...

The Morning After NAFTA – November 18, 1993

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 18, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the newscast so ably put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th...

William Green On The State Of American Labor In 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio Player – William Green – Address to 58th Convention of AF of L – October 3, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The state of Labor in America in 1938 was in turmoil to a degree. Strikes at Auto plants and Mines turned...

Gold Going Up – DC-9’s Going Down – September 18, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – September 18, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of wild fluctuation and concern, this September 18th in 1979. Starting with the surprising rise in Gold Prices, ending the day at an unprecedented...

A Season Of Strife And Teargas – September 16, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NET: Newsfront – September 16, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A season of raging discontent, this September 16th in 1970. Anti-War protests on college campuses were spreading everywhere, even to seemingly quiet placid ones. The eruptions which turned deadly in...

A Penny Chew Is Not What It Used To Be – February 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – February 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day of mixed signals, this February 14th in 1975 (also a Friday). The economy was front and center with news that wholesale prices had dropped in January, making...