Daily Archive: August 18, 2015

The Specials – In Session 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition 0

The Specials – In Session 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Specials – In session for John Peel – BBC – May 23, 1979 – BBC Radio 1 – Since I began the week with The Bodysnatchers, the all-female Ska/Rocksteady group via the legendary Two-Tone label, I thought I would continue with a session from The Specials, probably the...

Al Gore Accepts A Nomination – August 17, 2000 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Al Gore Accepts A Nomination – August 17, 2000 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Al Gore Acceptance Speech – 2000 Democratic National Convention – August 17, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 15 years ago. Doesn’t seem that long ago, in retrospect. But what happened in the intervening 15 years probably changed the world a few times over. On August 17th, 2000,...

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945 0

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945

– CBS Radio – Special Broadcast from Ie Shima Island – August 18, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the end of hostilities just days earlier on August 15th, the process of making the surrender official began. On the morning of August 18th, a plane carrying a surrender...

Cancer Scares And Campaign Trails – August 18, 2000 0

Cancer Scares And Campaign Trails – August 18, 2000

– CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – August 18, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day 15 years ago it was Campaign 2000 in full swing. With Al Gore consummating the nomination the previous night, he set out to do some one-on-one campaigning on the Mississippi....