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J. Edgar Hoover - American legion Meeting 1940

September 23, 1940 – J. Edgar Hoover Lays It Out

September 23, 1940 – FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover addressed a meeting of The American Legion in Boston on this day. An avid anti-Communist, Hoover warned of the sneaking influence of Communist and Fascist elements threatening to flood the country. In 1940 there was the somewhat unholy alliance between Hitler and...

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

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...

Farrell Dobbs

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

Progressive Party Convention 1948

Convention Snapshot – 1948 Progressive Party

In American history there has always been the presence of a third party (in many cases a fourth, fifth or even sixth party). But in 1948, the presence of a third party in the form of The Progressive Party and the prospect of Henry A. Wallace, a popular former vice-President...

Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

Earl Browder

Earl Browder – An American Communist In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Browder – Meet The Press – April 20, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Earl Browder, former head of the Communist Party in America, is interviewed on Meet The Press, from April 20, 1949. In the midst of the Cold War and the intense wave of fear which...

March 21, 1948

March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

Spanish Civil War 1937

Spanish Civil War – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Spanish Civil War – eyewitness Accounts – Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spanish Civil War – the years 1936-1939 saw some of the worst devastation, division and bloodshed since the World War (World War 1, as 2 hadn’t gotten started yet)....