1950’s

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Nikolai Sokoloff And The La Jolla Musical Arts Festival Orchestra Play Music Of Lopatnikoff – 1952 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Nikolai Lopatnikoff – Divertimento For Orch. op. 34 – Nicolai Sokoloff, cond. The La Jolla Musical Arts Festival Orchestra – 1952 – Concert Hall Society Recording – Limited Edition – G-4 – Slight change of pace this weekend. Rather than play a concert or radio broadcast session, I thought I...

Hollywood: A state of mind 0

March 30, 1951 – The Week That Was – A Hollywood State Of Mind.

March 30, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now with Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1951 – What this week sounded like in 1951, and a look at Hollywood at a crossroads. A week loaded with drama – from hearings on Organized Crime to...

Politics USA - 1956 0

Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...

Joe McCarthy - Roy Cohn - Army-McCarthy Hearings 0

When Hearings Go Public – Army-McCarthy – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – June 4, 1954 – CBS Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Army-McCarthy Hearings. Before Trump-Russia, before Whitewater and The Ken Starr Report, before Iran-Contra, before Watergate we had the Army-McCarthy hearings. For the goodly part of 1954 America was glued to their TVs and...

British Elections: Prime Minister Clement Atlee 0

February 27, 1950 – Coal Strike: Week 3 – British Elections: Morning After – Incident At Tsingtao

February 27, 1950 – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 27, 1950 – Busy news day. Starting with news of the Coal Strike heading into its third week and its effects were snowballing across the country. Washington was making a...

Dope Arrests - 1951 0

Our World’s Little Dope Problem – Estes Kefauver And The United Nations – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Interview With Estes Kefauver – Senate Crime Committee – March 29, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Elsewhere I posted other articles regarding the drug problems that America was facing in the 1950s. Seems 1951 was a watershed year for dope as several reports and interviews all took place...

Healthcare 0

Healthcare: A Right Or A Privilege – 1956 – The State Of Medical Care In The U.S. And The UK – Past Daily Reference Room

Healthcare – NBC Radio: New World – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Healthcare – an issue that has been part of almost every political discussion and heated debate with regards to Medical Care in America for as long as many can remember. Historians claim it was...