Tabloid Journalism

Teenagers in L.A. - 1979

You’re No Longer A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s April 1979 – This Is The Modern World And KROQ Explains It All To You – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KROQ-FM – April 2, 1979 – Mike Raphone w/Fee Waybill of The Tubes and Brent Kalen – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Between 1969 and 1979 life in L.A. changed. A lot. The Earth moved, radio changed, music changed, Teenagers; not so much. If you were a teenager in 1969,...

Chicago 1968

The Whole World Is Watching: The Status Of News Gathering In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 1 The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 2 As election years go, 2016 may go down as one of the most horrific in our history. However, the same...

September 20, 2001

September 20, 2001 – Age Of Anxiety

September 20, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup – NPR Special Coverage: President Bush – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 20, 2001 – The Age of Anxiety. Fifteen years ago and not that many days since the fateful events had unfolded in New York. But in those few short...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Bomb Target U.S.A.

Bomb Target: USA – Red Scare In America 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Bomb Target: U.S.A. was a documentary special broadcast by CBS radio in March of 1953. The intended purpose was to expose our vulnerabilities and to scare the living crap out of us, all at the same time. With the Red Scare going full-blast through most communities in America, and threatened...

George Bush - 1988 GOP Conv.

August 19, 1988 – “Read My Lips . . . .”

  August 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1988 – this day in New Orleans, the GOP held their convention and bestowed upon George Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle, the honors of nomination of their party for President in...

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...

Charles Linbergh - America First

Charles Lindbergh And America First – June 7, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Charles Lindbergh – Address at America First Rally, San Francisco – June 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh who, in 1927 became the first to successfully pilot an airplane from Long Island New York to Paris, won hero status throughout the world and changed...

Khruschev in Paris

U2 – Before It Was A Band It Was An Incident – May 18, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nikita Khruschev Press Conference – Paris – May 18, 1960 – Part...

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...