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Bucolic America 1958

March 26, 1958 – A Day In The Life Of Sixty Years Ago . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

NBC Radio – Nightline – March 26, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – An average day in the average life of the average American – March 26, 1958. Sixty years ago – the dim-distant past. If you were there, you’ve been around the block a few times. If you...

Debate over the 1940 Tokyo Olympics

January 21, 1938 – To Boycott Or Not To Boycott The 1940 Tokyo Olympics – Past Daily Reference Room

1940 Olympic Boycott question – H.W. van Loon – January 21, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As it came to pass, the 1940 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo never materialized. In fact, the Olympic Winter and Summer games wouldn’t be held again until 1948, after World War 2...

Nikolai Bulganin and Nehru - 1955

The Year Was 1955 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare At The Year

December 31, 1955 – The Year: 1955 – CBS Radio Network – Year-end wrapup of News Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Starting today, and going up until New Years Eve, we’ll be running Year-end Wrapups from years gone by; what we’re calling The Thousand Yard Stare; what the...

The Critic as viewed by the audience

Critic John Simon Talks To Artie Shaw – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Conversations With Artie Shaw – Guest: John Simon – Feb. 29, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Critics – an alternately loved and despised lot, viewed by some as a combination of giddy swooning fan and stone-faced curmudgeon. The critic, throughout history has been a starmaker and icon-basher. Why...

L.A. and The Civil Rights movement in 1965

Talk Radio And Civil Rights In L.A. -1965 – Michael Jackson and KNX “Curious Radio” In Los Angeles – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KNX-AM/FM – The Michael Jackson Show with Bishop C. Fain Kyle – October 11, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Civil Rights movement was a hot button issue all across America in 1965. Los Angeles wasn’t immune – only months before we had Watts, which came to be...

The 1968 Republican Convention - Miami Beach - Preview - August 4, 1968

August 4, 1968 – Countdown In Miami – Eyes Toward Nixon, Or Maybe Rockefeller, Or Maybe Reagan . . .

August 4, 1968 – GOP Convention ’68 Preview – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 was a year of surprises – nothing was as it seemed. The year started with a protracted, and in fact escalating War in Vietnam; a Tet Offensive. A growing tide against the war...