Tagged: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Closing Chapter – September 1, 1945

Closing Chapter – September 1, 1945

– CBS Radio – Reports on Surrender Ceremonies – September 1, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 70 years ago today, and 6 years to the day since it first began, World War 2 was officially over. With the signing of the surrender by Japan, the war had finally...

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945

– NBC Radio News – August 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As preparations were finishing up, the 3rd Fleet was moving into Segami Bay and the first of several contingents of U.S. troops were preparing to land on Japanese shores, starting the beginning of the first full...

President Eisenhower Gives A Report Card On The 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954

President Eisenhower Gives A Report Card On The 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954

– President Eisenhower – Address on the recess of the 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the adjourning of the 83rd Congress, in August of 1954, President Eisenhower took to the airwaves to give a report on what was accomplished and what still...

‘War Is Over – War Is Over – Peace Has Come – Peace Has Come!’ – August 14, 1945

‘War Is Over – War Is Over – Peace Has Come – Peace Has Come!’ – August 14, 1945

– Mutual Broadcasting – News and Programs – 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – NBC Radio – News – August 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 14th, 70 years ago, was like the end...

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

– Chicago University Roundtable: Atomic Force: It’s Meaning for Mankind – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the world waited for the official end of World War 2, and as the effects of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to settle in, the question...

Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute – August 12, 1945

Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute – August 12, 1945

– NBC – World News Roundup – News Of The World – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – WOR-MBS – News and programming from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the minutes and hours ticked...

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

– News reports – NBC/CBS – August 10, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 10th, 70 years ago was full of anticipation mixed with caution. Shortly after reports of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb attack surfaced, and after President Truman went to address the nation on...

The Rain Of Ruin – August 9, 1945

The Rain Of Ruin – August 9, 1945

– MBS – Gabriel Heater and The News – August 9, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while President Truman was reporting on the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing on August 9, 1945 another bomb, more powerful than the first, exploded over Nagasaki. The promised “Rain of Ruin”...

Vanishing, Almost Without Trace – August 8, 1945

Vanishing, Almost Without Trace – August 8, 1945

– From The Pacific – NBC Radio – August 8, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two days after the first Atomic Bomb attack on a Hiroshima, the city was still smoldering. The full extent of the destruction was only starting to become apparent. American reconnaissance planes were able...

Once, A Bright City – August 7, 1945

Once, A Bright City – August 7, 1945

– CBS Morning News Roundup – August 7, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As news on this August 7th in 1945 continued to trickle in regarding the Atomic Bomb dropped on Hiroshima, many hours after the fact, the impact and repercussions of this new and horrific weapon in...