Monthly Archive: November 2017

President Roosevelt

November 15, 1939 – President Roosevelt Lays The Cornerstone At The Jefferson Memorial – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! November 15, 1939 – On this day, President Roosevelt took part in the ceremonies laying the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial. A project which had been in planning stages since 1926. On this day, FDR laid the cornerstone. Copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,...

Pale Waves - Huw Stephens Show

Pale Waves In Session – 2017 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Pale Waves – In Session for Huw Stephens – Maida Vale Studios – Nov. 13, 2017 – BBC Radio 1 – Pale Waves tonight. For all intents and purposes, a new band – even though they’ve been together for two years. But this year they did their first tour of...

Bernstein and Woodward

A Few Words From Woodward And Bernstein – 1976 – Past Daily Reference Room

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward – interview from NPR’s Options – April 23, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As our current state of affairs unfold like the convoluted and sinister plot in a straight-to-video b-movie, the historic importance of our present moments offer a reminder of another time,...

Israeli Tanks in Gaza

November 14, 2002 – Tanks In Gaza – Inspectors In Baghdad

November 14, 2002 – NPR – Morning Edition News – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 14, 2002 – 15 years ago, a day that sounded utterly familiar. Middle East the focus of attention – between the Israeli Army moving into central Gaza City and UN...

TV in the classroom - 1957

Schools Of The Future – TV In Classroom 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – The New World: TV In The Classroom – June 2, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Strange as it may seem now – the most high-tech and brave-new-world innovation taking place in the American classroom was the introduction of Television as a teaching tool. TV, just...

U.S. Embassy - Tehran

November 13, 1979 – Ominous Quiet In Tehran – Reagan Makes It Official

November 13, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 13, 1979 – News from Tehran, this day. The demonstrations, flag burnings and chants of Death To America were calmed down a bit this day. Only because Iran had sent emissaries to the...

Harry Somers

The CBC Symphony Plays Music Of Harry Somers – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Harry Somers – Passacaglia And Fugue – CBC Symphony – Geoffrey Waddington, Cond. – 1958 – CBC Transcription Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The music of Harry Somers this week. Somers, who was born in Toronto in 1925 and died in Toronto in 1999, has been regarded as...

The Critic as viewed by the audience

Critic John Simon Talks To Artie Shaw – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Conversations With Artie Shaw – Guest: John Simon – Feb. 29, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Critics – an alternately loved and despised lot, viewed by some as a combination of giddy swooning fan and stone-faced curmudgeon. The critic, throughout history has been a starmaker and icon-basher. Why...

Dizzy Gillespie - live in Paris 1971

Dizzy Gillespie – Live In Paris – 1971 – Past Daily Dowbeat

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet – Live at Theatre National Populaire, Palais de Chaillot, Paris – Oct. 22, 1971 – Radio France – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dizzy Gillespie – something legendary this weekend. Recorded live at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris on October 22, 1971 by Radio France. This...