Cold War

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

Molotov - Byrnes - UN 1947

October 14, 1947 – Meatless Tuesday And A Hint At 1948

October 14, 1947 – Pure Oil News – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1947 – a snapshot of the Postwar world. This was a Tuesday in 1947, and that meant Meatless Tuesday if you lived in America on this day. Food rationing was a reality,...

Anti-American riots in Tokyo

Failure Of U.S. Propaganda Abroad 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Discussion: A failure of U.S. Propaganda Abroad – Open Mind – 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1960 was considered by many at the time to be a strange year. We were going through our ritual of selecting candidates for President, while at the same time, absorbed in debates...

Nikita Khruschev - 1959

A Khrushchev Press Conference – September 27, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Nikita Khrushchev Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington D.C.– September 27, 1959. After a whirlwind tour of the U.S., which included a refusal by Walt Disney to let Khrushchev visit Disneyland, the Soviet Premier gave his final press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. before...

Anti-War Protests 1960s

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...

U.S. Marines in Beirut

September 13, 1983 – Sandbags For Beirut – Candles For Seoul

September 13, 1983 – A world in conflict. In Beirut, Marines were given authority to call for air support in case artillery attacks from Lebanese rebel groups. Earlier in the day, President Reagan extended the Marines authority to defend themselves by allowing them to call for airstrikes against any units...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Korean War civilan casualities

August 30, 1951 – Meanwhile, Back In Korea . . .

August 30, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 30th in 1951 had a lot to do with the War in Korea. Attempts at negotiating a ceasefire in July had fallen apart and fighting was escalating. President Truman announced...

Bomb Target U.S.A.

Bomb Target: USA – Red Scare In America 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Bomb Target: U.S.A. was a documentary special broadcast by CBS radio in March of 1953. The intended purpose was to expose our vulnerabilities and to scare the living crap out of us, all at the same time. With the Red Scare going full-blast through most communities in America, and threatened...