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Congo 1961

February 15, 1961 – Crisis In The Congo – UN Security Council

February 15, 1961 – UN Security Council Emergency Session – Situation in The Congo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1961. It was becoming a familiar sight – the Independence movement taking place all across Africa in the 1960s was gaining momentum as well as bloodshed. One of...

Shura Cherkassky

Shura Cherkassky With Sixten Ehrling And The Swedish Radio Symphony – BBC Proms 1985 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Swedish Radio Symphony – Sixten Ehrling, Cond – Shura Cherkassky, piano – BBC Proms – September 12, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More history this week. From the 1985 BBC Proms festival, a performance by the Swedish Radio Symphony, led by Sixten Ehrling and featuring the legendary Shura...

Adlai Stevenson - 1953

Adlai Stevenson Assesses The Future Of The Democratic Party – 1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

Adlai Stevenson – assessing the 1952 elections and looking to the future – February 14, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you’re a history buff, or are old enough to remember either the 1952 or 1956 Presidential election, or his famous showdown with Russia’s Ambassador Zorin at the United...

Waylon Jennings

February 13, 2002 – Controversies On Ice – Waylon Jennings: Passing Of A Country Legend – Trial Of

February 13, 2002 – CBS World News Roundup, Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 13, 2002 – Lots of news this day. Starting with the International Skating Union calling a conference in Salt Lake City to announce what it called an “internal assessment” of allegedly tainted judging...

Robert McNamara

Defense Secretary McNamara Addresses The DNC Platform – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Defense Secretary Robert McNamara – Address To Democratic Party Platform Committee – August 17, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Seven days after the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Incident“, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara was giving a pep talk to the Democratic Party Platform, ahead of the Convention which...

Kenneth Lay - Enron scandal

February 12, 2002 – A Heightened State Of Alert – An Enron State Of Mind

February 12, 2002 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 2002 – A day which would sound all-too familiar for the months and years ahead. A heightened state of alert, based on information received from inmates at Guantanamo of a pending Terrorist...