Tagged: NBC News

Leo Sowerby

Music Of Leo Sowerby – 1943 – Weekend Gramophone

  Leo Sowerby – Comes Autumn Time – NBC Studio Orchestra – Joseph Stulpak, cond – July 1, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – American this weekend – Music of the early and mid-twentieth century by Leo Sowerby. Often referred to as the “Dean of American Church Music”, but...

March 17, 1942

March 17, 1942 – Yanks In Oz – Enter: The Draft

March 17, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 17, 1942 – War in the Pacific is ramping up. U.S. troops arrive on Australian soil, amid fears an invasion by Japan is imminent. Still, repeated air attacks on Japanese positions are putting a crimp in...

February 1, 1946 – Peace, Strikes And Cross-Country Flights

February 1, 1946 – Peace, Strikes And Cross-Country Flights

February 1, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1946 – starting a new month with the old problems of strikes, strife and accusations – and a glimpse of air-travel in the not-too-distant future. Starting with news from Washington that President Truman was...

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 14, 1958 – The launching of a Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral was a success. The rocket, the first stage of what would become a space vehicle, could now launch an earth satellite. And...

The Matter Of Greece – December 15, 1944

The Matter Of Greece – December 15, 1944

Reports from Greece – December 15, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greece became a center of attention for a while in December of 1944. With the rest of the world engulfed in fighting in the Pacific and the German armies facing rapid defeat throughout Europe, a civil war...

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

  – NBC Nightly News – October 9, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ordinarily, another somber day on Capitol Hill, this October 9, 1974 – had it not been for the bizarre behavior of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Wilbur Mills and a few G-String notables who...

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970

– NBC Nightly News – October 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October was shaping up to being a confused, violent and ultimately sad month in 1970. With word that Israeli-Egyptian talks could resume for another 90 days was met with suspicion by the U.S., amid reports that...

Kirsten Flagstad On The Radio – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Kirsten Flagstad On The Radio – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Kirsten Flagstad – In recital for the Magic Key Program – January 2, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing the occasional series of great Singers, a radio recital performance by the legendary Norwegian Soprano Kirsten Flagstad from the RCA Magic Key Program of January 2, 1938. Regarded...

Waging Peace While Waging War – June 2, 1945

Waging Peace While Waging War – June 2, 1945

. . . click on the link here for Audio Player – News for June 2, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this June 2nd in 1945 was about the transition to peace-time in Europe, the celebrations continuing, and flareups of violence in former colonies and protectorates. Starting...

Looking At The Future From 1966’s Eyes – The Year 2000 – March 6, 1966

Looking At The Future From 1966’s Eyes – The Year 2000 – March 6, 1966

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: The Year 2000 w/ Chet Huntley – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Predictions about the future always seem to fall into two categories: Really-really good and Really-really awful. Looking...