1940’s

Charles Linbergh - America First

Charles Lindbergh And America First – June 7, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Charles Lindbergh – Address at America First Rally, San Francisco – June 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Legendary aviator Charles Lindbergh who, in 1927 became the first to successfully pilot an airplane from Long Island New York to Paris, won hero status throughout the world and changed...

June 7, 1947

June 7, 1947 – In The Matter Of Food And Survival

June 7, 1947 – ABC Radio – News Of Tomorrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1947 – news for this day was about survival and about reconstruction. Secretary of State George Marshall was in Paris to discuss the plan for aiding the war-torn European countries and to...

June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944 – Flashes Through A Darkened Sky

June 6, 1944 – Continuous news broadcasts and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 6, 1944 – A day etched in stone in most history books – the turning point of World War 2. Whether you remembered it, have relatives, parents, grand-parents or great-grand-parents who were part of...

Douglas Moore

The Music Of Douglas Moore 1949 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Douglas Moore – Farm Journal – CBS Symphony – Alfredo Antonini – 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Some mid-century Americana this week. A performance of American composer Douglas Moore’s seldom played Farm Journal, as performed by the CBS Symphony conducted by Alfredo Antonini from a CBS Radio broadcast...

Memorial Day and the World in Wartime

May 30, 1942 – Memorial Day In Wartime

May 30, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 30, 1942 – Memorial Day. Ironic that it’s in the middle of World War 2, when remembrance of those who gave their lives fighting wars in the past are dealing with those who are giving...

Mao Tse-Tung

What To Do About China – May 25, 1946

Our Foreign Policy – Question of China – May 25, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Post-war Far East. The long process of rebuilding and negotiating. The question in 1946 had much to do with China. Under attack and at war since 1937 – overrun by Japanese troops and...

René Amengual

The Music Of René Amengual – NBC Studio Orchestra – 1943 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

  René Amengual – Preludio – NBC Studio Orchestra – Joseph Stulpak, cond. June 24, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mid-twentieth century music from Chile this week, via composer, pianist and educator René Amengual in a rare performance of his Preludio for Orchestra, composed in 1934 and performed...

Secretary of State James Byrnes

Report On The Foreign Ministers Conference – May 20, 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

Secretary of State James Byrnes – Report On The Foreign Ministers Conference – May 20, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the slow road to Peace was underway, bumpy at times. The latest round of Peace talks took place in Paris in May of 1946. The first meeting,...

Dewey-Stassen Debate – An Exercise In Civility – May 17, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dewey-Stassen Debate – 1948 Presidential Election; Republican Ticket – May 17, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – When former New York Governor and Republican Presidential hopeful Thomas E-Dewey debated former Minnesota Governor Harold Stassen during the Republican Presidential primaries of 1948, it was something new that hadn’t been done...

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker And The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall 1949 – Past Daily Downbeat

Charlie Parker and The Stars Of Modern Jazz – Carnegie Hall – Dec. 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – History this week. Charlie Parker, along with a stellar lineup which included Miles Davis, Serge Chaloff, Kai Winding, Stan Getz, Sarah Vaughan, Warne Marsh, Lennie Tristano, Jimmy Jones, Sonny...