Tagged: History

Draft Protests 1980

July 21, 1980 – Shades Of The 60s – Protesting The Draft

July 21, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 21, 1980 – but if you closed your eyes and took a deep breath, it could be July 21, 1968. Plans were afoot to reactivate the Draft, with Selective Service offices opening up...

Adlai Stevenson

Adlai Stevenson Tribute To Eleanor Roosevelt – 1964 Democratic Convention

Adlai Stevenson – Tribute to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt – 1964 Democratic Convention – August 27, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Adlai Stevenson, who was Presidential candidate for the Democrats in 1952 and 1956 and who became U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations up to the time of...

New York - July 1977

July 19, 1977 – Summer Of Sizzle

July 19, 1977 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 19, 1977 – the heatwave which had gripped most of the East Coast and was in other parts of the country was continuing on this day. As New York was slowly recovering from its worst...

French refugees

July 18, 1940 – 3rd Terms And Ultimatums

July 18, 1940 – News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1940 – much going on, this day 76 years ago. News that President Roosevelt was going for a 3rd term and anticipation of his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago later on...

Youth and Police

Youth And Police – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Youth and Police in America, circa 1971. If there was one thing the 60s made glowingly apparent, that most decades previously didn’t, it was the notion to question authority. Sparked by the Vietnam War and set ablaze by the Youth explosion, there were more teenagers running around America’s streets than...

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...

Boris Yeltsin

July 15, 1996 – The Trouble With Boris

July 15, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 15, 1996 had to do with bad manners, mixed signals and no-shows. Russia’s Boris Yeltsin abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with vice-President Al Gore, with Kremlin officials stammering and making awkward excuses....

Poster in Red China

LBJ Has A Word About China – July 12, 1966

On July 12, 1966 – With the Vietnam War pulling us deeper and deeper into the conflict-with-no-end, and Red China showing increasing antagonism toward the U.S. – and now that they had the Atomic Bomb – the balance of power in Southeast Asia was looking precarious, at least to our...

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...