Soviet Union

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...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

Guatemala Votes

November 10, 1990 – America Fishes For Support – Guatemala Goes To The Polls – Keating Goes To Court

November 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 10, 1990 – busy news day, no shortage of cliff-hangers. Secretary of State James Baker met with French officials in an attempt to drum-up support for the pending invasion of Kuwait on this day. Reports...

Mike Dukakis

October 26, 1988 – Two Weeks To Know If It’s Bush Or Dukakis

October 26, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 26, 1988 – Two weeks until Election Day. Only this particular October 26th the election was between Michael Dukakis and George H.W. Bush. News from the polls were not good for Dukakis. He was reported...

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

Andrei Gromyko

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...

Molotov - Byrnes - UN 1947

October 14, 1947 – Meatless Tuesday And A Hint At 1948

October 14, 1947 – Pure Oil News – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1947 – a snapshot of the Postwar world. This was a Tuesday in 1947, and that meant Meatless Tuesday if you lived in America on this day. Food rationing was a reality,...

German Troops - October 1941

October 11, 1941 – All Grim On The Eastern Front

October 11, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 11, 1941. Word from Berlin gave breathless accounts of major German advances toward Moscow. The Russian Army was being obliterated along the Eastern Front, with Marshall Timoshenko’s Army largely wiped out,...

Earl Browder - Communist Party of America

October 10, 1940 – The Communist Party Of America

  October 10, 1940 – Campaign talk by Earl Browder – American Communist Party Candidate for President – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Yes, America had an active Communist Party in the 1940 election – there was a Presidential candidate as well as numerous State and local candidates running for...

German Prisoners

October 6, 1941 – Swapping Prisoners, Nothing Quiet About The Eastern Front

October 5, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 5, 1941 – news for this day was reasonably calm in Western Europe. German wounded prisoners were being loaded on a British Hospital ship, getting ready to sail on to Dieppe...