Harry S. Truman

April 8, 1951

April 8, 1951 – Power Struggle

April 8, 1951 – CBS Radio – Howard K. Smith News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1951 – 65 years ago we were knee-deep in a war in Korea and we were knee-deep in East-West tensions. Power plays and shows of strength. And how was...

April 6, 1946 - President Truman

April 6, 1946 – President Truman – Army Day Address

Harry S. Truman – Address on Army Day 1946 – April 6, 1946 – April 6, 1946 – President Truman, addressing an assembled crowd in Chicago, celebrating Army Day 70 years ago. On this day in 1946, it was almost a year to the month the War in Europe came...

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

Greece – Spiral Of Ruin 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Greece – Spiral Of Ruin 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Greece in chaos – Talk by Eugene Clay Special Envoy to Greece – February 4, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greece was in a state of uproar and chaos, and had been for several years. Fighting both the Germans and Italians during World War 2. Going through an...

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Civil Rights Legislation In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman’s Civil Rights Legislation – Chicago University Roundtable – February 6, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Harry Truman’s Civil Rights legislation. It was the fulfillment of a promise Truman made while campaigning for election (re-election) in 1948. It succeeded in alienating the South. So much so, that...

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1946 – Aviation history today. A record non-stop flight from Burbank California to La Guardia Field in New York; a little over 7 hours; the previous record of some 10 hours was set the...

February 1, 1946 – Peace, Strikes And Cross-Country Flights

February 1, 1946 – Peace, Strikes And Cross-Country Flights

February 1, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1946 – starting a new month with the old problems of strikes, strife and accusations – and a glimpse of air-travel in the not-too-distant future. Starting with news from Washington that President Truman was...

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

– News For December 9, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the...

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

– NBC Radio News Of The World – December 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News about the Cold War overseas and discontent over Price Controls at home, for this December 3rd in 1947. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson predicted a dramatic rise in Meat prices for 1948 unless...

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

  – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – November 24, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 24th in 1999 was a Wednesday, and the day before Thanksgiving. And so news for this day had much to do with the crush of traffic on highways and to...