Tagged: Communists

July 1966

July 25, 1966 – Our Summer Of Discontent

July 25, 1966 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer in the city and the summer of discontent. A Summer of scarring and scorching, this July 25, 1966. Starting with news on the matter of Civil Rights and the exploding violence and rage in cities all...

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

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...

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– Let’s Go, Hollywood! with George Fisher – September 12, 1951 – KNX-AM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics and Popular Culture – not a new phenomenon. During the Postwar/Cold War period, the Red Scare sweeping over America was seemingly everywhere – from Hollywood to Chewing gum. The paranoia...

The Great Leap West – November 6, 1989

. . .or Click on the Link Here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 6, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The flood of East Germans pouring into West Berlin continued without stop on this day 25 years ago. The East German government was quickly amending...

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...

Drama On Capitol Hill – Grumbling In Berlin – November 3, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 3, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For all intents and purposes, the start of a historic week, this November 3rd in 1989. Starting with the showdown on Capitol Hill over the budget and a...

‘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...