1930’s

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November 6, 1936 – FDR Returns To Washington – Election ’36 –

November 6, 1936 – President Roosevelt Returns to Washington – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 6, 1936 – Roosevelt wins reelection to the presidency in stunning fashion, gaining 523 electoral votes (27,750,000 popular) to Landon’s 8 (16,680,000 popular). The Union Party candidate, William Lemke, garners...

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November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

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Elisabeth Schumann In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Something a little unusual this weekend. A broadcast recital by the great German-born Soprano Elisabeth Schumann via the RCA Magic Key Program from January 8, 1939. Part of that Golden Age of Operatic Singing, Elisabeth Schumann was a very much loved singer who was an integral part of the Operatic...

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October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

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October 21, 1939 – An Attack On Freighters – Frontiers Of The Human Spirit – The Day-To-Day In Berlin.

October 21, 1939 – Today In Europe – CBS – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 21, 1939 – News from the various fronts and Capitols during this first month of War. The latest news from France and Britain was word of a $240 million advance in credits to Turkey...

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October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

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October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill – An Address To America

October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill: An Address To The American People – combined networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On October 16, 1938, Member of Parliament Winston Churchill broadcast directly to the United States. The speech is an impassioned appeal for greater American involvement in Europe in the...

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Artie Shaw – Live At The Blue Room, New York – 1939 – Past Daily Downbeat

Artie Shaw and His Orchestra – Live from The Blue Room, Lincoln Hotel, New York City – January 18, 1939 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Artie Shaw makes another appearance on these pages – this time in a remote broadcast from The Blue Room at the...

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October 16, 1939 – Day Of Offensives – War In The Making – A Massing Of Troops

October 16, 1939 – CBS Today In Europe – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1939 – The day German offensives were taking place on all fronts – the first German air attack on the British Isles took place over the Firth of Forth in Scotland where British warships...

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October 14, 1936 – FDR -‘A Regimentation Of Other People’s Money – A Regimentation Of Other People’s Lives’

With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In 1936, America was in better shape than it was in 1932. But detractors clamored to call the New Deal a disaster, that The...