Communists

Chairman Mao

The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

Formosa Strait Crisis - 1958

September 11, 1958 – A Flare-Up Over Formosa – Pres. Eisenhower Addresses the Situation In Formosa Strait

September 11, 1958 – President Eisenhower – Address to Nation over situation in Formosa – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 11, 1958 – a day of saber-rattling and military overtures. The long-running dispute over The People’s Republic of China (Communist) versus The Republic of China (Nationalist), and claimed territory...

Protests in Athens

September 7, 1947 – Is Europe Going Red? – Communist Influence In Post-War Europe – Past Daily Reference Room

September 7, 1947 – The Story Behind The Headlines – Communist influence In Europe – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the slow process of reconstruction and rehabilitation from the War still going on, a new threat to the relative peace, only two years old, was taking shape. Call it...

Red Scare

August 14, 1951 – President Truman: “Their Attacks Upon Our Liberties Go Almost Unchallenged” – Hate In America; 1950s

August 14, 1951 – Don Hollenbeck for Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1951 – 66 years ago we were in the middle of the Red Scare, but we were also in the middle of something more dark and sinister than the...

Gen. Maxwell Taylor - 1965

August 8, 1965 – Gen. Maxwell Taylor Meets The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

General Maxwell Taylor – NBC-Monitor: Meet The Press – August 8, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – General Maxwell Taylor, returning to the U.S. after spending a year as our Ambassador to South Vietnam went before the panel on Meet The Press and told, in no uncertain terms, that...

Nixon and Brezhnev 1974

July 6, 1974 – Nixon Heads To Moscow – Kissinger Heads To Rome – Opium Poppies Bloom Again In Turkey

  July 6, 1974 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 6, 1974 – Nixon and The Moscow Summit. A month before his unprecedented resignation, President Nixon went to Moscow to meet with Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev to discuss a range of issues...

Drug Bust - L.A. 1951

America’s Little Dope Problem – 1951 – Narcotics In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Narcotics – July 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Americas love affair with all things illegal, immoral or fattening. We all think drugs were a 60s thing and that any reference to narcotics was something vaguely heard about, mostly in reference to...