John F. Kennedy

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Harold Wilson Discusses Britain – The Labour Party And The Common Market – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

When Harold Wilson became head of the Labour Party in Britain, succeeding Hugh Gaitskell, who had died in February of 1963, he hit the proverbial ground running. Thrust into a world of uncertainty, via the Cold War and the heating up of East-West tensions over Berlin. The Common Market, which...

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...

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...

World Quietly Haywire – November 30, 1961

World Quietly Haywire – November 30, 1961

– World News Reports – November 30, 1961 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was...

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

– ABC Radio – Pakistan: A Warning To The West – November 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1961, Pakistan was making the news. Not that a crisis had broken out. In fact Pakistani President General Ayub Kahn visited Washington earlier in the year...

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

‘Every Man Has Two Countries – His Own And France’ – JFK In Paris 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– NBC Radio – JFK In Paris – June 2, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the news continues to unfold about the recent horrific situation in Paris, I was reminded of the strong bond that has always existed between France and the U.S. Typifying that bond was...

America Votes – November 3, 1964

America Votes – November 3, 1964

– CBS – Election ’64 – November 3, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – ABC – Election ’64 – November 3, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 51 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn....

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

– CBS Radio News – Bulletins, reports, newscasts – October 6, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day in 1981, the news was filled with reports that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had been the victim of an assassination. During a military review, Sadat, along with several dignitaries and...

Air Battles – War Of Words – September 24, 1979

Air Battles – War Of Words – September 24, 1979

– CBS Radio News – September 24, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of politics and diplomacy, this September 24th in 1980. Starting with word that the air war over Lebanon was heating up with Israeli air force F-15 jets were engaging Syrian Migs, and protests from...