Tagged: Democracy

1994 Redux – The 1994 Mid-Term Morning After – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – PRI/NPR- Coverage of Post-Midterm election – November 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 20 years ago, almost to the day, much of America woke up to the reality that the Mid-Term elections were over and the Republican Party...

‘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...

A Sea Of Faces – November 4, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 4, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection All this week, we’re looking back on the momentous events which took place in Germany during November 1989; day by day, 25 years ago. On November 4th 1989...

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...

Courting The Youth Vote In The 70s – Walter Cronkite – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Walter Cronkite News and Analysis – October 24, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When the 26th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect in July of 1971, everyone thought the flood gates of the new voter bloc would open and...

‘A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Money – A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Lives’ – FDR – October 14, 1936

Click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Campaign Address in Chicago – October 14, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In...

Congress Pulls An All-Nighter – July 25, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sam Hayes and The News – July 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A mixed bag of news, this July 25th in 1947. Congress pulled an all-nighter in a futile attempt to investigate Attorney General Thomas Clark over his proposed...

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 20, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It wouldn’t be the 80s without El Salvador and this May 20th in 1984 was no different. Flush from his victory in the election, Salvadoran President-elect José Napoleón...

Mad Dash To The Finish Line – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – October 31, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Down to the wire – the last full week of campaigning before America went to the polls, this week ending October 31st, in 1976. President Ford and...