economy

June 27, 1993 – Rounding Up Suspects

June 27, 1993 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1993 was a reminder that the events of only a few months earlier were still fresh in peoples minds. In February of that year, bombings of The World Trade Center made it abundantly...

June 7, 1947

June 7, 1947 – In The Matter Of Food And Survival

June 7, 1947 – ABC Radio – News Of Tomorrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1947 – news for this day was about survival and about reconstruction. Secretary of State George Marshall was in Paris to discuss the plan for aiding the war-torn European countries and to...

June 2, 1981 - Lech Walesa

June 2, 1981 – Stand Offs And Stand Downs

  June 2, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 2, 1981 – The day started with news that a hostage situation was finally over at a nursing home in New Haven, Connecticut. The gunman, Dominic Giordano was looking for...

June 1,1981 - President Reagan

June 1, 1981 – Arm-Twisting With A Smile

June 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1, 1981 – a day of politicking. On Capitol Hill it was about the Reagan budget, the tax cuts, the defense spending and where was all the money going to come from....

Leonid Brezhnev

May 31, 1978 – Thanks For The Invasion, No Thanks For The Inflation

May 31, 1978 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 31, 1978 – Last day of May and a gloomy one at home and abroad. Starting with news that inflation fears were worse than first expected. The April Price Index was, as some...

President Truman

Harry S. Truman – Making A Case And Taking It On The Road – May 15, 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry S. Truman – Address In Chicago – May 15, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1950 was an off-year election. But following the legendary “do-nothing 80th Congress”, the 81st Congress was a step in the right direction, and it was up to The President to make sure it...

Mike Dukakis - Campaign '88

May 17, 1988 – The Road To Detente – The Trail To The White House

May 17, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 17th 1988 – busy day for politics at home and overseas, this day. Starting with news of a dramatic decline in the U.S. trade deficit. The Commerce Department issued the March figures which showed a...

President Reagan

President Reagan Talks About The Economy – April 28, 1981

President Reagan – Address to joint Session of Congress – April 28, 1981 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Reagan, in his first appearance since the assassination attempt on March 30, stood before a joint session of Congress, basking in what was the highest popularity...

April 15, 1985

April 15, 1985 – In Praise Of Gizmos

  April 15, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Busy day in space, April 15, 1985. The Shuttle Discovery crew was up early, readying for a battery of tests and an attempt to rescue a wayward satellite, spinning out of control. Hopes were pinned...

Gentle persuasion

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...