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Sicily - July 10, 1943

July 10, 1943 – Report From Europe – Invasion Of Sicily.

July 10, 1943 – War Telescope – Morgan Beatty – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For the price of a humdrum latte: Become a Patron! July 10, 1943 – News from Europe this day and it was all about the invasion of Sicily which took place...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

Unions 1947

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

Israel Independence - Tensions in the Middle East

May 16, 1948 – The Day After Independence – New Israel – Old Neighbors. Past Daily Reference Room

On May 15, 1948 The State of Israel came into being. The end of a long, arduous and contentious journey. A move not favored in the Middle-East. A move which set off a war between a new country surrounded by hostile neighbors. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of...

Vietnam - the early months of 1968

Vietnam 1968 – Viewing A War As Others Saw It – The Foreign Press Reports. Past Daily Reference Room.

Become a Patron! Vietnam in 1968. I suppose it depends on who is doing the reporting and where they are reporting from, but the Vietnam War (as with just about all wars and military involvements since) was a bubbling cauldron of differing points of view. Up until the fateful period...

German Women-Children Refugees

April 7, 1945 – Building The Peace – Anticipating An End To The War And The Beginning Of Reconstruction.

Become a Patron! Building The Peace, a discussion from the NBC Radio program America United regarding the postwar period and how it was going to impact the world economy as well as the political atmosphere and what role our State Department was playing in it. Even though the War in...

Manhattan at night

Sounds For A City That Never Sleeps -Barry Gray And New York All Night Radio – 1946 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

WOR-AM – The Barry Gray Program -2:00 am – 2:30 am – December 12, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Five bucks a month, or even a buck a month makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! If you were one of those people who subscribed...

Robert F. Kennedy

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

March 20, 1939 – Voices Of Spring – Diplomacy In Overtime – The League Of Germanism

Become a Patron! As tensions increased throughout Europe, this first day of Spring in 1939, life for the most part was making a heroic attempt at seeming normal. For the first of two reports for this day, the English Service of Paris Radio was reporting on the upcoming departure of...

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...