Watergate

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency – NPR-National Town Meeting – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Presidency. In 1975, with the country reeling over Watergate and the White House now occupied by someone not elected to the highest office, the question arose as to just how much power the President...

‘I Am Not A Crook!’ – Nixon Press Conference – November 19, 1973

‘I Am Not A Crook!’ – Nixon Press Conference – November 19, 1973

– President Nixon Press Conference – November 17, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Probably one of the most famous and often-quoted lines associated with a President of the United States in history. The infamous “I Am Not A Crook” quote, given during a press conference, this November 17th...

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 15th, 40 years ago was about yet another mishap/near catastrophe President Ford was involved in. This time the blame was placed squarely on the Police Department in Hartford Connecticut where they failed...

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974

– ABC Radio Network – News, reports and Bulletins – August 7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1974 had everything (or just about everything) to do with Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon. Support had evaporated when it was disclosed he...

Weekend Of The Long Knives – April 23, 1973

Weekend Of The Long Knives – April 23, 1973

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – April 23, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy and dramatic day, this April 23rd in 1973. Watergate was the focus. And rumors, accusations, revelations and finger-pointing at the highest of places...

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – March 18, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Drawing comparisons to the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, news for this March 18th, 40 years ago was about widespread panic...

Goodnight Johnny – January 23, 2005

Goodnight Johnny – January 23, 2005

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – WCBS-CBS News – Report on Death of Johnny Carson – January 23, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day 10 years ago, if you were around before 1992, Johnny Carson was part of your life....

The Grandmothers Arrive From Cuba – January 21, 2000

The Grandmothers Arrive From Cuba – January 21, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – January 21, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Fifteen years ago today, on January 21st 2000, the tug-of-war between the Justice Department and the Cuban community in Miami was...

Nixon – The Next Four Years – January 8, 1973

Nixon – The Next Four Years – January 8, 1973

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – Correspondents Report – The Next Four Years – January 8. 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this January 8th in 1973, we were contemplating what the next four years of a Nixon Administration was...

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – November 24, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. No shortage of Big Ticket crises this week, the one ending on this day in 1973. There was Watergate and the seemingly...