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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....

Campaign ’68 – October 10, 1968

Campaign ’68 – October 10, 1968

– Humphrey-Muskie Campaign – Paid Political Program – October 10, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the 1968 Presidential campaign sprinted to the finish line, all the heavy-hitters came out, all the endorsements were used and all the promises went into high gear. Kicking off the last full...

Apostasia In Athens – July 23, 1965

Apostasia In Athens – July 23, 1965

– CBS World News Roundup – July 23, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another unstable day for Planet Earth, this July 23rd in 1965. With briefings continuing at the White House over Defense Secretary Robert McNamara‘s fact-finding tour of Vietnam, there was continuing concern over our escalating role...

The Simmering Dog Days Of Summer – July 21, 1965

The Simmering Dog Days Of Summer – July 21, 1965

– CBS World News Roundup – July 21, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day, 50 years ago saw an escalation of things. An escalation of the War in Vietnam and an escalation in the violence in reaction to the Civil Rights Movement. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara...

An Impromptu LBJ Press Conference – July 10, 1964

An Impromptu LBJ Press Conference – July 10, 1964

– President Johnson Press Conference – July 10, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A surprise Press Conference, this July 10th in 1964. President Johnson used the time to discuss some upbeat economic news including news of Contract talks between labor and management in the Auto industry, as well as...

Convention Countdown – July 6, 1960 –

Convention Countdown – July 6, 1960 –

– NBC Radio 1960 Democratic Convention Preview – July 6, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the excitement surrounding the Democratic Convention reached a fever-pitch, the airwaves were flooded with a seemingly endless barrage of programs dealing with the Convention itself, the candidates, the sure-bets, the odds-on favorite, the...

Democratic Convention Preview – July 5, 1960

Democratic Convention Preview – July 5, 1960

– Democratic Convention Preview – NBC Radio Special – July 5, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifty-five years ago this week, the Democrats got together in Los Angeles to select a standard-bearer. Odds-on favorite was Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy, although there were a few hold-outs, among them, Texas...