Democracy

Harry Truman

A Harry Truman Stump Speech – Campaign ’48 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

President Truman campaign address in St. Paul Minnesota – October 13, 1948. In what was considered one of the most bitter election years, the Presidential election of 1948 was also one of the biggest upsets in political history. President Harry S. Truman, the incumbent had what was regarded as one...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill At The Al Smith Dinner – 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Winston Churchill – Address for Al Smith Dinner – October 14, 1947 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Winston Churchill, addressing the annual Al Smith Dinner, on October 14, 1947. This was the year there were two main speakers – former Secretary of the Navy Admiral James...

German Troops - October 1941

October 11, 1941 – All Grim On The Eastern Front

October 11, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1941. Word from Berlin gave breathless accounts of major German advances toward Moscow. The Russian Army was being obliterated along the Eastern Front, with Marshall Timoshenko’s Army largely wiped out,...

Monopolies

Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

Pres. Reagan Press Conf.

A Reagan Press Conference – September 28, 1982

President Reagan gives a news conference – September 28, 1982. His first in two months. Questions, as always, centered on the Economy, but also questions regarding the situation in Beirut and U.S. relations with Israel. The topic of the upcoming off-year elections was also high on the agenda: Economic Recovery...

Pres. Clinton and Congressional leaders - 1996

September 28, 1996 – A Most Contentious Congress

September 28, 1996 – NPR – Weekend Edition News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1996 – 20 years ago, it was billed as the most contentious Congress in recent history. The 104th Congress was about to hit the history books. Early on this morning, legislators and White...

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...

Latinas in America - 1950s

Immigration In The 1950s – Latinos In Kansas 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio: Mexican-Americans – The People Act – circa 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Given the highly-charged nature of this years election – the question of Immigration and Immigrants in general seems to have taken center-stage – or at least vying for center stage, amidst the flood of other...

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...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...