Tagged: Politics

The Wrong Runway – October 31, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am News – October 31, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Starting off the day with a tragedy, this October 31st in 1979. Beginning with news of a Western Airlines DC-10 from Los...

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...

The Wife Of A Turncoat Gets 5 Years – October 21, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 21, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News of sweeping gestures, this October 21st in 1994. Beginning with news of a five year prison sentence handed down to Rosario Ames, wife of convicted CIA turncoat...

3rd Party Candidates – 1956 – Eric Hass – The Socialist Labor Party – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Address by Eric Hass, Socialist Labor Party – October 19,1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection There was a time our political system was awash with parties. Up until 1954, The Communist Party was represented in the polling booth until an act...

‘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...

A History Of Income Tax – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC – The Story Behind The Headlines – Income Tax – March 18, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since it is “that day”, I’m sure a lot of people are wondering what the deal is with Federal Income Tax anyway....

With Pots Of Tar And Bags Of Feather – January 15, 1999

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 15, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Gearing up for a second day of political rock-throwing in the Impeachment trial of President Clinton, this January 15th in 1999. In what was viewed by many as...

Paranoia And Polio Shots – Dec. 30, 1955 – Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – This Was 1955 – December 30, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the survey of year-ends gone by – here is what December 30th 1955 sounded like. Another set of notches in the Cold War belt, along...

Cuba Redux – November 20, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC World News Roundup + Emphasis – November 20, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel...

Culture In A Market Society – 1960 – Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Open Mind: Culture And A Market Society – January 31, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In May 1959, President Eisenhower participated in the groundbreaking ceremony which would eventually result in The Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts. It was...