Vietnam War

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...

Vietnam - The War that Will Not End - 1972

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – May11, 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – NBC Radio Documentary – May 11, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – By 1972 the American people were long over the Vietnam War – even those who supported it in the beginning were turning against it now. Two years earlier, there...

Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren

A Supreme Court Justice Speaks – Earl Warren 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren – Interviewed by Abram Sachar – May 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the controversy surrounding the proposed appointment of a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, and all the strange political machinations taking place because of it,...

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

  A little less than a day to go – I can’t tell you how close we are to reaching half-way to our goal. I have my fingers crossed that we get a last minute surge in pledges and we get over the top. That would be the best of...

May 1970 Protests

May 1970 – Spring Of Discontent

May 1970 – Discussion over the events at Kent and Jackson State College – KPFK-Pacifica May 1970 – Some called it the turning point in the country’s mood toward the Vietnam War. The protests and discontent had been on the rise ever since the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, and...

College campus unrest

To Be A College President In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Comment – Former President of Wisconsin State College Fred Harrington – May 2, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since we’re coming up on an anniversary – the shootings at Kent State during an anti-War Protest, on May 4,1970, I was reminded of how embattled the position of College...

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...

March 31, 1971 - Lt. Calley

March 31, 1971 – The Lt. Calley Verdict

  March 31, 1971 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 31, 1971 – Lt. William Calley, convicted in the massacre of 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in 1968 was handed the sentence on this day. The jury was given only one of two possibilities...