Tagged: Supreme Court of the United States

Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas Hearings 1991

October 10, 1991 – Hill Goes To The Hill – The Ever-present Stain Of Harrassment

October 10, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 10, 1991 – and the atmosphere around Capitol Hill was going to get very thick with outrage. Days after revelations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of Sexual harassment by a former colleague,...

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...

Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren

A Supreme Court Justice Speaks – Earl Warren 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren – Interviewed by Abram Sachar – May 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the controversy surrounding the proposed appointment of a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, and all the strange political machinations taking place because of it,...

Broadcasting and the First Amendment

Antonin Scalia And Eric Sevareid On The First Amendment And Broadcasting – 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

The First Amendment and Broadcasting – Antonin Scalia – Eric Sevareid et al. – March 27, 1973 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The First Amendment and Broadcasting – in 1973, a hot button topic and one which further drove wedges between already fractured elements of our society....

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

Cole Porter

Star-Studded Protest – 1941 – Weekend Gallimaufry

ASCAP Protest program Number 2 – 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A star-studded protest – all in the name of music and rights and royalties. This one happened in 1941 and was about the three major radio networks refusing to air music licensed by ASCAP because of an...

Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy – Election ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eugene McCarthy – Meet The Press – Feb. 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eugene McCarthy. As opposition to the Vietnam War grew louder, the Presidential election year of 1968 would be bitterly fought, hotly contested and senselessly violent. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy was an outspoken critic of...

America Votes

The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – 1960 – Weekend Reference Room

    The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – The Open Mind – July 11-26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Difference between a Republican and a Democrat. 1960 was an election year, and once again the political parties were vying for votes, taking stands, making...

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – Going From 9 Old Men To 15 In 1937

SCOTUS – The Supreme Court Plan by FDR – February 5, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States), that august body of law makers was coming under fire in 1937, by none other than the Commander-In-Chief. President Roosevelt felt the then-current structure of...

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

– Eyewitness To History – School Desegregation In New Orleans – December 2, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – School Desegregation, even 6 years after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, schools were loathed to follow the ruling, balking at the notion of integrating...