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Harry Truman - 1952

March 29, 1952 – President Truman: Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner – Presidents Being Presidential

President Truman: Jefferson-Jackson Day Address – March 29, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Truman addressing fellow Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on March 29, 1952. Harry S. Truman had the unenviable task of filling the shoes of Franklin Roosevelt when, as vice-President, he was thrust...

Democracy And The Constitution in 1936

March 31, 1936 – Democracy And The Constitution In An Era Of Unrest – Past Daily Reference Room

William Hard: Essay on the Constitution – You And Your Government radio series – March 31, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Democracy and the Constitution – periodically, during our nation’s history, the very basis of our democracy and the principles of the Constitution have come under fire and...

Waylon Jennings

February 13, 2002 – Controversies On Ice – Waylon Jennings: Passing Of A Country Legend – Trial Of

February 13, 2002 – CBS World News Roundup, Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 13, 2002 – Lots of news this day. Starting with the International Skating Union calling a conference in Salt Lake City to announce what it called an “internal assessment” of allegedly tainted judging...

Kenneth Lay - Enron scandal

February 12, 2002 – A Heightened State Of Alert – An Enron State Of Mind

February 12, 2002 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 2002 – A day which would sound all-too familiar for the months and years ahead. A heightened state of alert, based on information received from inmates at Guantanamo of a pending Terrorist...

Ayatollah Khomei and Mehdi Bazargan

February 5, 1979 – Iran: “An Increasingly Complex Set Of Problems” – Shapour Bakhtiar

February 6, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 6, 1979 – A day best to have been filed “for future reference”. The situation in Iran was slowly spiraling out of control – as factions, loyal to the Ayatollah voiced their support of Khomeni’s...

John Anderson - 1980

John Anderson: Presidential Candidate 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

John Anderson – Face The Nation – Feb. 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Anderson, upon hearing of his death last year, many people had forgotten who John Anderson was, and what was significant about him. Anderson was running for President in 1980. As a Republican, he...