LBJ

Poster in Red China

LBJ Has A Word About China – July 12, 1966

On July 12, 1966 – With the Vietnam War pulling us deeper and deeper into the conflict-with-no-end, and Red China showing increasing antagonism toward the U.S. – and now that they had the Atomic Bomb – the balance of power in Southeast Asia was looking precarious, at least to our...

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...

Summer 1967 – You’re Dial Hopping And It’s A Toss Between Humble Harve And B. Mitchel Reed – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Summer 1967 – KFWB – B. Mitchel Reed – KHJ – Humble Harve – KHJ – The Real Don Steele – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer 1967 – AM radio still reigns supreme. But the songs are suddenly longer, and edgier. No way of getting around the fact that...

Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy – Election ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eugene McCarthy – Meet The Press – Feb. 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eugene McCarthy. As opposition to the Vietnam War grew louder, the Presidential election year of 1968 would be bitterly fought, hotly contested and senselessly violent. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy was an outspoken critic of...

January 8, 1964 – War On Poverty – LBJ’s State Of The Union

January 8, 1964 – War On Poverty – LBJ’s State Of The Union

January 8, 1964 – LBJ’s State Of The Union message – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 1964 – the first State of The Union message from LBJ, his first message since being thrust into office on November of 1963: President Johnson: “This administration today, here and now, declares...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

‘An Urgent Need For Peace’ – December 2, 1967

‘An Urgent Need For Peace’ – December 2, 1967

– ABC News Around The World – December 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Peace seemed to be the illusive goal, this December 2nd in 1967. With fighting in Vietnam continuing, B-52’s staging raids, South Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia and seemingly fruitless attempts at negotiations in Paris. the...

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935

– Congressman Maury Maverick on Neutrality in America -November 11, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even as far back as 1935, with only the beginnings of what would become another World War, there was already resistance to our involvement in anything that didn’t deal with us directly. Taking...

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

– The Morning Report fro WXYZ-Detroit – November 12, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of local news, via WXYZ in Detroit, in this November 12th in 1964. Beginning with news of the ongoing newspaper Strike at The Detroit News, the layoffs at Ford and a threatened...

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....