1940’s

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

October 30, 1939 – Closing Ceremonies, New York World’s Fair – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was October 30, seventy-eight 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...

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Howard Hanson And The Eastman-Rochester Symphony Play Music Of Harl McDonald 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Harl McDonald – The Mission At San Juan Capistrano – Howard Hanson and The Eastman-Rochester Symphony – April 27, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some Americana this weekend. Harl McDonald, born in Boulder Colorado in 1899 and died in Princeton New Jersey in 1955. In addition to composing,...

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Clifford Odets: “The Artist Is Taking A Strange Place In America Today” 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Clifford Odets – Interview for Sum & Substance – Feb. 3, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The name Clifford Odets may not ring any bells, unless you have spent time going through the history of Theatre and the Social commentary of 1930s Depression-era America. To many, Clifford Odets...

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The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...

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September 28, 1944 – Bold Efforts To Cut The War Short, But Maybe Not By Christmas

September 28, 1944 – NBC News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 28, 1944 – Despite upbeat assessments and advances along some fronts, the expected crossing of the Siegfried Line into Germany hadn’t been accomplished yet. There was still plenty of resistance and it prompted Prime...

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September 22, 1993 – President Clinton – Making A Bid For Health Care Reform

President Clinton Address To Congress- Health Care – Sept. 22, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 22, 1993 – Lest you think the issue of getting adequate, affordable, comprehensive Health Care in America has been a recent issue in our Socio-Political culture, I hate to be the bearer...