economy

Gold Traders - 1979

September 21, 1979 – All That’s Crazy Is Gold

September 21, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 21, 1979 was another insane day, if you were in the Gold Market. Prices were on a roller coaster ride all week and then slumped in Europe earlier this day, after reaching record highs earlier...

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...

Boston Busing 1975

September 14, 1975 – Busing And Sainthood

September 14, 1975 – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 14, 1975 – This week in history saw the start of the school year in Boston and the Busing issue was alive and well with protests and clashes greeting buses of predominately Black children arriving in...

Baseball Strike of 1994

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

Health Insurance

July 28, 1978 – The Word Was Health – The Subject Was Economy

July 28, 1978 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this July 28, 1978 – the subjects on everyone’s mind were The Economy and Affordable Health Care. The Economy was a mess – so was our Health Care system. Both desperately needed fixing and...

Reagan Tax Bill - 1981

The Reagan Tax Cut – July 26, 1981 – Past Daily Reference Room

You can’t really talk about the Reagan Years without talking about the Reagan Tax Cuts. And in July of 1981, President Reagan went before the American people to pitch his plan – a plan that remains controversial to this day and has an equal number of supporter and detractors. In...

Hurricane Bertha

July 12, 1996 – In Blew Bertha

July 12, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Twenty years ago today, on July 12, 1996, we were wondering about just where Hurricane Bertha was going to land. Bertha, blowing at speeds upwards from 90 miles an hour, was poised somewhere off the Carolina...

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...

American Intelligence in 1947

June 28, 1947 – ‘Americans Are Getting A Little Less Intelligent All The Time’

June 28, 1947 – World News Roundup With John Cameron Swayze – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for June 28, 1947 had a lot to do with the labor issue. The pending Taft-Hartley bill was stirring up a hornet’s nest of controversy, with many in the...