Democrats

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...

Al Gore - Campaign 2000

November 2, 2000 – Bush-Gore: Down To The Wire

November 2, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 2, 2000 – it was coming down to the wire; the Bush-Gore election campaigns of 2000. Last minute sweeps throughout the country, hoarse pleas for votes – it was going to be a...

Mike Dukakis

October 26, 1988 – Two Weeks To Know If It’s Bush Or Dukakis

October 26, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 26, 1988 – Two weeks until Election Day. Only this particular October 26th the election was between Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush. News from the polls were not good for Dukakis. He was reported...

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...

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...

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...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout 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...