Vietnam War

Vietnam - March 1975

March 20, 1975 – Writing On The Wall In Vietnam

March 20, 1975 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 20, 1975 – The subject was Vietnam on this day – not of American involvement or casualty numbers, but reports that the North Vietnamese army was on a steady, relentless advance South, and that South Vietnamese...

Burned out Isla Vista Bank Of America - Feb. 1970.

An Isla Vista State Of Mind – Anti-War Protests – February 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Isla Vista Demonstrations and riot UCSB campus – William Malloch/KPFK – Feb. 24-26, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 47 years ago, Protests against the Vietnam War were at a fevered-pitch – college campuses all over the country were hotbeds. And 1970 was just getting started. The situation in...

South Vietnamese Army

November 21, 1961 – The Slippery Slope Of Nation-Building – Past Daily Reference Room

November 21, 1961 – NBC Radio: Emphasis With Chet Huntley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1961 was shaping up to being a very interesting year. It was the first full year of a new administration and the Cold War showed no signs of letting up. Coupled with the growing...

Stan's Drive-In 1958

The Day L.A. Went From 1972 To 1958 For 24 Hours – KFWB At KMET – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KFWB at KMET – November 1972 – Midnight – 1:00 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – KMET, one of the most popular FM stations in Los Angeles decided to dive back in time for one day in November of 1972. Seems odd, and it seemed odd at the time....

Henry Kissinger

“We Believe. . .That Peace Is At Hand” – Henry Kissinger – October 26, 1972

Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Henry Kissinger – Press Conference on Vietnam – October 26, 1972 Part 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 26, 1972. A surprise announcement that an end to the War...

Nguyen Van Thieu

October 13, 1972 – Bubbling Peace, Brewing Scandal

October 13, 1972; a lot happening that didn’t seem all that earth shattering at the time, but which wound up becoming game changers in our country’s history. News began with the Peace efforts over the Vietnam War and the major obstacles blocking a settlement. For the previous several days there...

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...