Commentators

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

Election 1956

Election 1956 – Shuffling The Cards, Reading The Leaves – Past Daily Reference Room

Election 1956. Late in 1955, when speculation was rife over whether or not President Eisenhower would run for a second term, pundits and commentators fell over themselves predicting a possible outcome – everyone agreed, it would be an Eisenhower victory. But the question was, as of September 9, 1955, would...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

George Bush - 1988 GOP Conv.

August 19, 1988 – “Read My Lips . . . .”

  August 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1988 – this day in New Orleans, the GOP held their convention and bestowed upon George Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle, the honors of nomination of their party for President in...

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

1952 GOP Convention

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

Terrorist Bombings in Palestine

July 26, 1946 – Deliberations In Nuremberg – Negotiations In Palestine

  Almost a year since the end of World War 2 – on this July 26, 1946, it was about adjustment, change and justice. Reports from Nuremberg, where the trial of the former Nazi hierarchy was heading into its final phase. Prosecution was delivering final arguments in the 8 month...

Toyotas on the Assembly line

Before It Was The EU, It Was The Common Market – 1961

Your browser does not support the audio element. With all the events in recent days over Brexit, and all the questions going along with it, it’s interesting to note that the EU has had a history. One that goes back to the Post-World War 2 period of 1947 and evolving...

May 1970 Protests

May 1970 – Spring Of Discontent

May 1970 – Discussion over the events at Kent and Jackson State College – KPFK-Pacifica May 1970 – Some called it the turning point in the country’s mood toward the Vietnam War. The protests and discontent had been on the rise ever since the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, and...

L.A. and Smog in 1970

3 Days Before The Abyss – Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Has 3 Days Left To Go And You Can Still Help

3 days left – Not a lot of time, but a lot of catching up to do. I know people like cliff-hangers. Unfortunately my stomach isn’t as strong as it used to be. This is nerve-wracking time. I have made so many appeals and asked so many times for your...