Tagged: Barack Obama

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...

U.S. Sailors on leave - October 1941

October 17, 1941 – Steps Closer To War

October 17, 1941 – NBC Blue Network – News Here and Abroad – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 17, 1941 – With war slowly becoming a real possibility, a two-ocean crisis was developing and changes in the Japanese government made war more of an eventuality than ever. German submarines...

Andrei Gromyko

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...

Chicago 1968

The Whole World Is Watching: The Status Of News Gathering In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 1 The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 2 As election years go, 2016 may go down as one of the most horrific in our history. However, the same...

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

Pres. Clinton and Congressional leaders - 1996

September 28, 1996 – A Most Contentious Congress

September 28, 1996 – NPR – Weekend Edition News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1996 – 20 years ago, it was billed as the most contentious Congress in recent history. The 104th Congress was about to hit the history books. Early on this morning, legislators and White...

Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – 55 Hours In Baghdad And A Word From Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 26, 1991 – a day which marked some 55 hours since Iraqi security forces detained a team of UN nuclear inspectors in a Baghdad parking lot. The team uncovered what was called a “goldmine” of...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...