Tagged: Gerald Ford

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

President Ford

September 5-6, 1975 – “It Didn’t Go Off!” – President Ford Meets Squeaky Fromme

  September 6, 1975 – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week of September 6th in 1975 was an odd one. It ended with an attempted assassination of President Ford during his visit to Sacramento, California. The perpetrator was revealed to be former...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25, 1976 -The World This Week – CBS Radio – January 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1976 – and the end of another week of wild contrasts. The week began with a gloomy assessment of the nation’s economy, as delivered by President Ford during...

Eyewitness At Kittyhawk In 1903 – December 17, 1957

Eyewitness At Kittyhawk In 1903 – December 17, 1957

– Kittyhawk flight eyewitness – NBC Radio Nightline – December 17, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kittyhawk, North Carolina – December 17, 1903, and the first successful flight by The Wright Brothers, who pioneered aviation and forever changed the course of history. On this broadcast, from the NBC...

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

– CBS World News Roundup – October 16, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 16th in 1986 was hopeful at the outset, troubling in perspective. The hopeful part came as feelers for the upcoming Summit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland sounded more and more upbeat. Two...

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

  – CBS World News Roundup – October 1, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this first day of October in 1985 was hopeful, vengeful and sad. The hopeful part came in the form of the upcoming Summit talks in Geneva between Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and...

Politics As Usual – The 1980 Democratic Convention – August 10, 1980

Politics As Usual – The 1980 Democratic Convention – August 10, 1980

  – CBS Radio – Campaign ’80 – Democratic National Convention excerpts – August 10, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago it was all going on in Manhattan. The 1980 Democratic Convention and the forces of incumbent Jimmy Carter, and upstart Ted Kennedy and a battle...

It Happened In New Hampshire – February 26. 1980

It Happened In New Hampshire – February 26. 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News + Reports – February 26, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. February 26, 1980 – 35 years ago this day, Campaign ’80 was in full swing. And by the results, it was a first...

Bill Clinton Addresses A Joint Session Of Congress – February 17, 1993

Bill Clinton Addresses A Joint Session Of Congress – February 17, 1993

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Clinton – Address to Joint Session of Congress – Feb. 17, 1993 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A wave of optimism, this February 17th in 1993. President Clinton, addressing a Joint Session of Congress,...