Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower - 1956

Hindsight ’56 – 1956 Election Postmortem – November 11,1956 – Past Daily Reference Rom

Election 1956 – Aftermath and Postmortem – NBC Radio – November 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Election ’56 – Sixty years ago this week, they were mulling over the staggering loss of the Democrats in their bid to re-take the White House. Incumbent President Eisenhower won by...

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter Talks About Energy, Taxes And South Africa – October 27, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Jimmy Carter – Press Conference – October 27, 1977 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Jimmy Carter, at one of his regular Press Conferences in 1977. Testing the waters on an Energy policy that had Americans relying on less Foreign oil, Carter was preparing...

School Pushouts - 1970

Pushouts – School Integration In The 70s – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

NPR – Options In Education – Pushouts – September 4, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the 1970s the prevailing controversy in the area of education was School integration by way of busing. It was a way of complying with Supreme Court rulings in the 1950s that stated...

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Henry Kissinger

“We Believe. . .That Peace Is At Hand” – Henry Kissinger – October 26, 1972

Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War...

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill At The Al Smith Dinner – 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Winston Churchill – Address for Al Smith Dinner – October 14, 1947 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Winston Churchill, addressing the annual Al Smith Dinner, on October 14, 1947. This was the year there were two main speakers – former Secretary of the Navy Admiral James...

Alfred E. Smith

Alfred E. Smith Has A Few Words About Neutrality – October 1, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Alfred E. Smith – address on Neutrality – October 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Alfred E. Smith – a name which has been very much in the news the past several days, but a name which many people have no idea who he was or what he...

Monopolies

Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

Pres. Reagan Press Conf.

A Reagan Press Conference – September 28, 1982

President Reagan gives a news conference – September 28, 1982. His first in two months. Questions, as always, centered on the Economy, but also questions regarding the situation in Beirut and U.S. relations with Israel. The topic of the upcoming off-year elections was also high on the agenda: Economic Recovery...

Nikita Khruschev - 1959

A Khrushchev Press Conference – September 27, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

A Nikita Khrushchev Press Conference – National Press Club, Washington D.C.– September 27, 1959. After a whirlwind tour of the U.S., which included a refusal by Walt Disney to let Khrushchev visit Disneyland, the Soviet Premier gave his final press conference at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. before...