Tagged: Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman

A Harry Truman Stump Speech – Campaign ’48 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

President Truman campaign address in St. Paul Minnesota – October 13, 1948. In what was considered one of the most bitter election years, the Presidential election of 1948 was also one of the biggest upsets in political history. President Harry S. Truman, the incumbent had what was regarded as one...

Molotov - Byrnes - UN 1947

October 14, 1947 – Meatless Tuesday And A Hint At 1948

October 14, 1947 – Pure Oil News – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1947 – a snapshot of the Postwar world. This was a Tuesday in 1947, and that meant Meatless Tuesday if you lived in America on this day. Food rationing was a reality,...

1952 GOP Convention

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

President Truman

Harry S. Truman – Making A Case And Taking It On The Road – May 15, 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry S. Truman – Address In Chicago – May 15, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1950 was an off-year election. But following the legendary “do-nothing 80th Congress”, the 81st Congress was a step in the right direction, and it was up to The President to make sure it...

Jimmy Carter campaigning

May 24, 1976 – Campaign Trail – Campaign Promises

May 24, 1976 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was Primary season then, 40 years ago. On May 24, 1976 the race was tightening and heading to the big prize of California on June 8. On this day it was the Oregon Primary and...

San Francisco Conference 1945

The San Francisco Conference 1945 – Building Blocks Of Peace – Past Daily Reference Room

San Francisco Conference – NBC Radio: our Foreign Policy – May 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the celebrations of VE day wound down, the news from San Francisco was about the assembly of allied nations, getting together to form an organization in which to iron out...

April 6, 1946 - President Truman

April 6, 1946 – President Truman – Army Day Address

Harry S. Truman – Address on Army Day 1946 – April 6, 1946 – April 6, 1946 – President Truman, addressing an assembled crowd in Chicago, celebrating Army Day 70 years ago. On this day in 1946, it was almost a year to the month the War in Europe came...

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

  – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – November 24, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 24th in 1999 was a Wednesday, and the day before Thanksgiving. And so news for this day had much to do with the crush of traffic on highways and to...

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

Martin Dies – Ferreting Out Subversives – October 27, 1939

– MBS – Martin Dies Address – October 27, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In the years following World War 1, there had been the threat of a takeover or violent revolution in America from one extremist group or another. In the days at the end of World...

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded  – Past Daily Reference Room

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded – Past Daily Reference Room

  – CBS Radio – Cross Section: USA – Federal Aid To Public Schools – May 29, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1948, President Truman introduced several programs dealing with Social issues – among them was Federal Aid to Education. Along with Health (a plan for Universal...