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Robert F. Kennedy - election night 1964

November 4, 1964 – Election Night

Election Results – ABC News – November 4, 1964 – 1:30-2:45 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 4, 1964 Election night, 1964. As Americans went to the polls on November 3rd, the returns slowly came in. By early morning of November 4, it became clear that Lyndon Johnson...

FDR - October 27, 1944

October 27, 1944 – A Campaign Stump Speech From FDR

October 27, 1944 – FDR Campaign Address – Shibe Park, Philadelphia – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In many ways a poles-apart contrast to the Presidential campaign of this year, the Presidential Campaign of 72 years ago was an unprecedented Fourth-term run for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Coupled...

Election 1956

Election 1956 – Shuffling The Cards, Reading The Leaves – Past Daily Reference Room

Election 1956. Late in 1955, when speculation was rife over whether or not President Eisenhower would run for a second term, pundits and commentators fell over themselves predicting a possible outcome – everyone agreed, it would be an Eisenhower victory. But the question was, as of September 9, 1955, would...

Caryl Chessman

May 2, 1960 – The Apple-Green Chamber – The Execution Of Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman Execution reports and bulletins – May1-2, 1960 – Various Los Angeles Stations + Voice Of America Shortwave News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light...

Spanish Civil War 1937

Spanish Civil War – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Spanish Civil War – eyewitness Accounts – Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spanish Civil War – the years 1936-1939 saw some of the worst devastation, division and bloodshed since the World War (World War 1, as 2 hadn’t gotten started yet)....

Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy – Election ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eugene McCarthy – Meet The Press – Feb. 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eugene McCarthy. As opposition to the Vietnam War grew louder, the Presidential election year of 1968 would be bitterly fought, hotly contested and senselessly violent. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy was an outspoken critic of...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....

First Week Of War – December 15, 1941

First Week Of War – December 15, 1941

First Week Of War – News and updates for December 15, 1941 – NBC Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – First Week of War. December 15, 1941 – Still recounting the events of the previous Sunday and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Still counting up the dead and...

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

– Healthcare In America 1941 – America’s Town Meeting Of The Air – December 4, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals...

The Waitresses – Live At The Bottom Line – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Waitresses – Live At The Bottom Line – 1982 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The Waitresses, live at The Bottom Line, New York – March 2, 1982 – WNEW-FM Although they were together for a comparatively short period of time (1978-1984), and really had only one hit, The Waitresses were one...