Eisenhower

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...

Pressure

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

1956 GOP Convention - Arthur B. Langli

1956 – The GOP Gears Up For A Convention

1956 Convention Preview – Meet The Press – Washington Governor Arthur B. Langli – June 24, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Sixty years ago, it was Convention season – The Democrats were getting ready to nominate (for a second time) Adlai Stevenson and the Republicans were staying the Ike....

April 4, 1959 - President Eisenhower

April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower Talks About Vietnam – Past Daily Reference Room

  April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower Addresses Students at Gettysburg College – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower, in an address to the students at Gettysburg College, talked about our nations security and the potential hotspots around the world in 1959. Although it didn’t...