Tagged: Robert McNamara

Straining For The Bright Side Of The Abyss – Vietnam – July 14, 1965

Straining For The Bright Side Of The Abyss – Vietnam – July 14, 1965

– Defense Secretary Robert McNamara Press Conference – July 14, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while we were mourning the passing of that great statesman Adlai Stevenson, a press conference was taking place. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was giving a bleak assessment of the growing war in...

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Bombs In the North – Special Report – June 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. On this day, 49 years ago – the Vietnam War escalated one more notch. In what was known...

‘A War That Could Last Ten Years’ – July 22, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 22, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this July 22nd in 1965, news was about the escalating War in Vietnam and the escalating violence in Alabama. In Washington, talks were entering their third day...

Eyeball-Deep In Vietnam – A Robert McNamara Press Conference – June 16, 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara – Press briefing – ABC Radio – June 16, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Briefings like these were starting to become a regular occurrence during the Vietnam War. Bolstering confidence, pushing an agenda, pleading a...

Free-For-All Primaries – May 15, 1964

Free-For-All Primaries – May 15, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News via WXYZ-Detroit – May 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before we get rolling here – a quick reminder. If you haven’t considered making a contribution to Past Daily, to help keep it running and the continue...

If It’s July 18, 1965 – It Must Be Vietnam

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 18, 1965 – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News reports on the war in Vietnam were coming with such regularity in 1965 as to almost make the news humdrum and monotonous. So the news for this...