Monthly Archive: November 2017

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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,...

Bernstein and Woodward 0

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,...

The Critic as viewed by the audience 0

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 0

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...