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The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency – NPR-National Town Meeting – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Presidency. In 1975, with the country reeling over Watergate and the White House now occupied by someone not elected to the highest office, the question arose as to just how much power the President...

Jimmy Carter Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

Jimmy Carter Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

– President Jimmy Carter – Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the recent news regarding the health of former President Carter, I thought it would appropriate to start running some of his past addresses and speeches, as a reminder of the man who...

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

    . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Should Wiretapping Be Legal? – June 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In the 1950s, with the Red Scare on everyone’s minds and Organized Crime in everyone’s newspaper, the question of...

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – New World: Comic Books – July 1, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 50s galloped on, and as the Cold War brought with it a certain fear, paranoia and fatalist look at...

Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings March 12, 1968

Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings March 12, 1968

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings – Dean Rusk – March 12, 1968 With news growing more pessimistic each day over the War in Vietnam, and since the start of 1968 an escalation in North Vietnamese assaults, the dissatisfaction...

Optimistic In Alexandria – March 9, 1979

Optimistic In Alexandria – March 9, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly news – March 9, 1979 Optimism was the big word for this March 9th in 1979. President Carter arrived in Cairo the previous night to meet Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. On...

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: This Was 1954 – Dec. 31, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 60 years ago this night, most people were heading off to New Year‘s Eve celebrations. Some stayed in. And some heard a wrap-up...

Day Of Infamy + 73 – December 7, 1941

Day Of Infamy + 73 – December 7, 1941

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Reports from Mutual Broadcasting – December 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day; this Sunday 73 years ago, we joined the rest of the world engulfed in War. For the U.S., World War 2 had...