Eleanor Roosevelt

April 12, 1945 - Death of FDR

April 12, 1945 – Death Of A President

April 12, 1945 – News reports – The Death of President Roosevelt – NBC and MBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 12, 1945 – A day that ended considerably different than how it began. In the late afternoon of April 12th, word flashed to every corner of the...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson On U.S.Foreign Policy – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Adlai Stevenson – Address on Foreign Policy – Kennedy/Johnson Campaign – October 19, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Adlai Stevenson, giving a Foreign Policy Address at the Grand Ballroom of the Commodore Hotel in New York on behalf of the Kennedy/Johnson campaign of 1960, and recorded on October...

Funeral For A President – April 14, 1945

Funeral For A President – April 14, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Funeral (recap) – April 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day 70 years ago, the country was in mourning as it paid its last respects to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had died two...

Spanish Dances – February 26, 1950

Spanish Dances – February 26, 1950

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Feb. 26, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1950, just prior to the outbreak of the Korean War and during the steady boil of the Cold War, the horserace for Hearts...

A Personal Appeal To Help Us Preserve History

Click on the link here for our DONATION PAGE – Indiegogo/Past Daily/Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fundraiser As you probably all know by now, we’ve been having a Fundraiser. In connection with Fractured Atlas and Indiegogo, Past Daily is in the middle of raising funds to continue our preservation and restoration...

Eleanor Roosevelt Discusses Human Rights – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Human Rights – May 14, 1950 In the early days of the United Nations, one of the tireless advocates for the cause of Human Rights was Eleanor Roosevelt. From the beginning she was responsible...

FDR Has A Word Or Two About Education – June 30, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address at National Education Association Rally – June 30, 1938 Lest we all forget (and there are times I think we have), Education has played an overwhelmingly crucial role in the successful life of any country. As part of...

Pakistan At The Polls – 1950 – Today With Mrs. Roosevelt – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the first open and democratically held elections in Pakistan in several decades coming up this Saturday (May 11), I ran across this very early interview, less than three years after  independence was declared for Pakistan and the neighboring India....

Baseball, Cold War, Red Scares – Life On Planet Earth – April 15, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player: (Still working on the Audio Player fiasco. Seems there are a lot of other problems WordPress is having to contend with at the moment) Your typical week, as far as the Fabulous 50s are concerned. This week, ending on April 15th in...

October 16, 1949 – The Cold War Comes Home, Nehru Pays A Visit And How To Love The Atomic Bomb.

Click on the link here for Audio player: News for Week ending Oct. 16, 1949 This week, ending on October 16th in 1949 was about news bringing the Cold War closer to home. With the verdict in, regarding the presence of the U.S. Communist Party (a party which had been...