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Prague - August 21, 1968

August 1968 – Prague: Days Of Bricks, Teargas And Tanks

Prague – August 21, 1968 – NBC Radio Second Sunday: Revolution in Revolt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21, 1968 – If you were living in Prague on this day, you would no doubt have been stirred out of your sleep by the sound of tanks rumbling down...

1964 Democratic Convention

James Farmer Of CORE Talks About Civil Rights And The 1964 Election – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

James Farmer, National Director of CORE – Meet The Press – May 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1964 tensions were strained. The Civil Right movement was in fever-pitch and threatening to spill into the streets that Summer. This interview with the National Director of CORE (Congress Of...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

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...

Gordon Skene

Gordon Skene And Past Daily Have Words And Appeals

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April 4, 1959 - President Eisenhower

April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower Talks About Vietnam – Past Daily Reference Room

  April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower Addresses Students at Gettysburg College – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 4, 1959 – President Eisenhower, in an address to the students at Gettysburg College, talked about our nations security and the potential hotspots around the world in 1959. Although it didn’t...

America Votes

The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – 1960 – Weekend Reference Room

    The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – The Open Mind – July 11-26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Difference between a Republican and a Democrat. 1960 was an election year, and once again the political parties were vying for votes, taking stands, making...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– Healthcare In America 1941 – America’s Town Meeting Of The Air – December 4, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals...

‘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...