Vietnam War

A Trip To The Dentist in 1964

You’re A Teenager, You Live In L.A. – It’s August 1964 – You Have A Mouth Full Of Cavities – You’re Waiting For The Novocaine To Kick In – Your Dentist Is Playing KPOL In The Waiting Room – He Thinks It Will Relax You – He Is Wrong.

  For Audio Files: KPOL – Noon-1:00 pm – August 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Picture this – it’s coming to the end of Summer – you are hovering somewhere between 15 and 16. Your mom drags you into a Dentist office on Wilshire for your yearly...

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...

Anti-War Protests 1960s

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...

Vietnam - August 1966

Week In Vietnam: 99 Killed In Action – August 4, 1966

Vietnam Update -August 4, 1966 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Vietnam War dragged on, some news outlets began weekly reports on the status of fighting, and giving casualty figures. ABC Radio had Vietnam Update – this one; report #38, comes from August 4,...

July 1966

July 25, 1966 – Our Summer Of Discontent

July 25, 1966 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer in the city and the summer of discontent. A Summer of scarring and scorching, this July 25, 1966. Starting with news on the matter of Civil Rights and the exploding violence and rage in cities all...

My Lai

July 14, 1970 – A Place Called My Lai

July 14, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 14, 1970 – The results of the first Congressional investigation over the events at My Lai were made public this day. The infamous event, a massacre of unarmed men, women and children in the village of My...

Poster in Red China

LBJ Has A Word About China – July 12, 1966

On July 12, 1966 – With the Vietnam War pulling us deeper and deeper into the conflict-with-no-end, and Red China showing increasing antagonism toward the U.S. – and now that they had the Atomic Bomb – the balance of power in Southeast Asia was looking precarious, at least to our...

Beau Brummels

The Beau Brummels – Live In Evanston – 1975 – Past Daily Soundbooth

When The Beau Brummels first arrived on the scene with the iconic Laugh Laugh in January of 1965, it was assumed they were one more band from that onslaught known as The British Invasion. Imagine everyone’s surprise when we learned they were actually from the San Francisco Bay Area –...

John Dean

July 1, 1973 – Storm Clouds And Finger-Pointing

July 1, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 1, 1973 – brought a new month and new drama around Capitol Hill. The week ending for this first day of July brought news of Congress demanding an end to the bombing in...

Canter's 1967

Teenage Life – You’re In L.A. – It’s Monday Night – And October 2, 1967 Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

B. Mitchel Reed – KFWB – October 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San...