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John L. Lewis - Pres. United Mine Workers

April 3, 1947 – John L. Lewis Testifies Before Congress About Mine Safety

April 3, 1947 – John L. Lewis – Testimony before Congress – Mine Safety – Excerpts – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 3, 1947. John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960....

Van Morrison in concert 1973

Van Morrison In Concert – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Van Morrison – live at The Lion’s Share – San Anselmo, Calif. Feb. 25, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Van Morrison this weekend, from a concert appearance at The Lion’s Share at San Anselmo, California – recorded by KPFA, Berkeley on February 15, 1973. I don’t think...

Striking Coal Miners

February 23, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 80 – 2 Month Ban On Demonstrations In London

February 23, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 23, 1978 – the roller-coaster of striking miners continues. Day 80 with no end in sight. Offers put forth – offers rejected. It was starting to look like the White House was going to step...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Chicago Teachers picketing 1987

September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

March 11, 1978

March 11, 1978 – Back To The Bargaining Table

March 11, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 11, 1978 – the continuing saga of the Coal Miners Strike – the on-again/off-again negotiations and the finger pointing racked up yet another day of closed mines, stranded shipments and out of work miners. Citing...

March 8, 1978

March 8, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 93

March 8, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 8, 1978 – After 93 days, the Coal Miner’s strike was heading to Washington for a series of closed-door sessions as a Presidential Board of Inquiry was called to reach some sort of settlement in...

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – Three Miles High – Six Miles A Minute

February 3, 1946 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1946 – Aviation history today. A record non-stop flight from Burbank California to La Guardia Field in New York; a little over 7 hours; the previous record of some 10 hours was set the...

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964

– The Morning Report fro WXYZ-Detroit – November 12, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of local news, via WXYZ in Detroit, in this November 12th in 1964. Beginning with news of the ongoing newspaper Strike at The Detroit News, the layoffs at Ford and a threatened...