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GOP and the Healthcare Debate

August 9, 1994 – The Great Healthcare Debate Of 1994

August 9, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this August 9, 1994, the subject was Healthcare and the debate was in The Senate. The Healthcare measure, proposed by President Clinton was heading to debate and a much-promised filibuster by GOP members. Healthcare had...

Al Gore and Future voter

August 4, 2000 – Down Along The Campaign Trail

August 4, 2000 – The CBS World News Roundup Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 4, 2000 – an election year, and the campaigns were off and running while the polls were tripping over each other to declare a frontrunner. With a boost of convention momentum and...

Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski And The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Play Music Of Suppé – 1946 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Leopold Stokowski and The L.A. Philharmonic – Franz von Suppé – Die Schöne Galathée Overture – August 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short, but historic one this weekend. A familiar face around the Hollywood Bowl in the 1940s, the legendary Leopold Stokowski leads the Hollywood Bowl...

Boyd Raeburn

Boyd Raeburn And His Orchestra – Live At Club Morocco, Hollywood – 1945 – Past Daily Downbeat

Boyd Raeburn and His Orchestra, live at Club Morocco on Vine Street, between Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards in Hollywood from around October of 1945. Boyd Raeburn was one of those band leaders, like Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill and Dizzy Gillespie, who were far ahead of their time, forward-thinking and innovative....

Teenagers - 1969

Marmalade Skies – Drugs In L.A. – 1969 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Lucy In The Sky – Assignment: 69 – KNX-AM – 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1969, if you were growing up, a teenager, a young adult or anyone moderately aware of the world going on around you, you no doubt had familiarity with, personal knowledge of, bought...

JFK - This was the new Frontier

John F. Kennedy Accepts The Nomination – 1960 – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Sen. John F. Kennedy accepts the nomination for President – July 1960. As a continuing reminder of the power of great speeches, particularly in the political arena, the JFK acceptance speech goes down in history as one of the memorable moments in our country’s history. Below is a printed excerpt...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson – Address To The 1960 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Convention Snapshot

Adlai Stevenson – 1960 Democratic Convention Address – July 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Adlai Stevenson, saying goodbye but not farewell at the 1960 Democratic Convention in Los Angeles. Having already been a candidate for President in the 1952 and 1956 elections, Stevenson was not interested in running...

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...

Hollywood Park - June 1938

Opening Day At Hollywood Park – June 9, 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Opening Day program at Hollywood Pqrk – George McCall program – June 9 , 1938 – CBS/KNX – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An institution for racing fans since it was built in 1938, the Legendary Hollywood Park faced its demise via wrecking ball on May 31, 2015, and an...

Mayor-elect Tom Bradley 1973

Mayor-Elect Tom Bradley Talks About Los Angeles – June 3, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

Mayor-Elect Tom Bradley – Interviewed on ABC News Issues and Answers – June 3, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what was initially thought to be a close race wound up being a landslide victory for Tom Bradley, Los Angeles’ first Black Mayor and only the second Black...