Eisenhower

President Eisenhower - 1953

President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...

Hollywood Ten - Film and TV Censorship

Blacklists, Censorship And The State Of Writing For Films And TV – Sy Gomberg – 1975 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Although he wasn’t directly part of the Red Scare during the McCarthy era, writer Sy Gomberg was a well-respected, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Professor who was only too aware of that particularly dark period of our culture. As careers were destroyed and livelihoods were reduced to poverty, the infamous reign of...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower – Report On The 83rd Congress – August 6, 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower and his report to the nation – the report card on the 83rd Congress, delivered August 6, 1953. As was the custom, President Eisenhower delivered a report card to the nation, a status report on how Congress was doing as it was adjourned for the Summer and heading...

Defense in 1957

When a Defense Budget Meant “Money Is No Object” – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

Defense Budget 1957 – Do Defense Cuts Endanger Our Security? – The American Forum¬†– August 4, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Our National Defense in 1957. Here we were, knee-deep in the Cold War, strangled by doomsday scenarios – you couldn’t read so much as a comic book...

1952 GOP Convention

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

Dwight D. Eisenhwer

Eisenhower Accepts The Nomination – 1952 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower – Republican Convention Acceptance Speech – July 11, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a reminder of some historic Convention acceptance speeches, ones which have resonated throughout history, and which have come back to shed light over how some things have changed – here...

1968 Democratic Convention

Picking A President – 1968 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Picking a President. Never the most civilized or genteel of gatherings, Political Conventions have been long, drawn-out slugfests, protests, fist-fights, near-riots and eventually something resembling unity. But as former President Eisenhower so eloquently observed in 1964; “The national convention today is brought to every home in the United States by...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

June 2, 1961 - Kennedy's In Paris

June 2, 1961 – Kennedy’s In Paris

June 2, 1961 – JFK In Paris – reports – NBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection June 2, 1961 – It was the last day of a historic visit to France by President Kennedy and the First Lady. According to the White House communique, talks with Charles De Gaulle...

Khruschev in Paris

U2 – Before It Was A Band It Was An Incident – May 18, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part...