Capitol Hill

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Pete Wilson - election 1990

November 7, 1990 – Election Day, Come And Gone In 1990

November 7, 1990 – Post-Election News – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 7, 1990 – it was the morning after the election and a dismal 35% turnout in what was described as the lowest for anoff-year election in history. Not much had changed, although...

Mario Cuomo

November 3, 1982 – Morning After A Mid-Term

November 3, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 3, 1982 – the Mid-Term elections and the morning after. Grinning from ear-to-ear and grinning and bearing it. To the Democrats it was mandate for a change in the...

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Talks About Energy, Taxes And South Africa – October 27, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Jimmy Carter – Press Conference – October 27, 1977 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Jimmy Carter, at one of his regular Press Conferences in 1977. Testing the waters on an Energy policy that had Americans relying on less Foreign oil, Carter was preparing...

The Dayton Peace Conference

November 1,1995 – Rendezvous In Dayton

November 1, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 1,1995. The Dayton peace conference began today. Balkan leaders gathered in Dayton Ohio for a series of Peace Talks, hosted by Secretary of State Warren Christopher in an attempt to finally bring peace to the...

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...

U.S. Sailors on leave - October 1941

October 17, 1941 – Steps Closer To War

October 17, 1941 – NBC Blue Network – News Here and Abroad – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 17, 1941 – With war slowly becoming a real possibility, a two-ocean crisis was developing and changes in the Japanese government made war more of an eventuality than ever. German submarines...

Andrei Gromyko

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...