Tagged: Commentators

Strom Thurmond - Dixiecrats

AKA: Dixiecrats – 1948 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Dixiecrats: A relatively new word in the political lexicon in 1948. The Southern wing of the Democratic Party, or States Rights Democrats, represented a staunch resistance to Civil Rights, Integration in the Armed Forces and the end of Segregation. This Southern wing, who repeatedly broke ranks with the rest of...

Korean War - 1951

July 11, 1951 – Truce Talks?

July 11, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another mixed-signals day, this July 11, 1951. With truce talks going on in Korea, fighting was still going on – with a reported additional 164 American troops killed in action during...

Molotov-Stettinius-Eden

July 7, 1945 – Getting A United Nations Started

On this July 7, 1945, the world was still at war in the Pacific, but the bigger discussion of the Peace was taking place in San Francisco. In 1945, the first major steps at starting a United Nations were undertaken. The hammering out of a United Nations Charter was an...

1952 Democratic Convention

Convention Snapshot – 1952 Democratic Convention, Chicago – July 26, 1952

Sounds of Conventions; a snapshot if you will, of moments, not necessarily earth shattering or pivotal, but moments which evoke a period of time in Americas political life. Today, it’s a one hour snippet of the last day of the 1952 Democratic Convention – the nominating of a vice-Presidential running...

‘What Have You Done For Me Lately?’ – The 1954 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Radio News – Barometer 1954: The Congressional Elections – Oct. 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that voting, even in the acknowledged “off-year” election season is important, here is a documentary, one of a series NBC Radio News...

November Is The Crisis Month – Nov. 2, 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – United Nations Security Council Meeting – November 2, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In November of 1956, two crises took center stage, almost eclipsing the storm of rhetoric and campaign promises spiraling to the finish line in...

‘Bad Officials Are Elected By Good Citizens Who Do not Vote’ – The 1950 Mid-Term Elections – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Report To The Nation – 1950 Elections – Nov.9. 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re less than two days away from the 2014 mid-term elections, I thought it might be a good idea to run a radio...

Feelings And Emotions – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Chicago University Roundtable – Feelings, Emotions and World Problems – October 31, 1948 Strange to consider now, but in 1948 the second International Symposium on Feelings and Emotions was being held in Chicago. The purpose of the symposium was to try...

3rd Party Candidates – 1956 – Eric Hass – The Socialist Labor Party – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act...