Commentators

UN Secretary General Trygve Lie 0

July 31, 1947 – A UN With Its Plate Full – Situation In Greece – Situation In Jerusalem – Situation in Jakarta.

Become a Patron! July 31, 1947 – While New York City baked in the sticky heat, the scene at the UN meeting in Lake Success was overheating with strife, overthrow and discontent. The United Nations, whose temporary headquarters was at Lake Success, was dealing with a wide range of potentially...

Watching And Listening To The Moon Landing 2

It’s July 20, 1969 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – For Once, You’re Speechless And You’ll Never Look At The Moon The Same Way Again.

July 20, 1969 -Yep, they did it. Landed on the Moon and now they’re walking on it. You never thought for a second they would ever do that in your lifetime. The Moon was this big romantic ball of light and mystery, but actually going there? You didn’t think so....

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...

Lights Back on In London 0

April 2, 1949 – When The Lights Went Back On In London – Past Daily Reference Room

BBC World Service – London Letter – March 23, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1949 was a significant day if you were a Londoner. Difficult to imagine, but London had been under black-out/dim-out conditions since September 1939 – almost ten years, almost five since the war...

Dr.Benjamin Spock 0

January 8, 1968 – Civil Rights; In Anticipation Of A Long-Hot Summer – Indicting Dr. Spock – The First Heart Transplant

January 8,1968 – Newsfront – Eastern Educational Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 1968 – Anticipation of a year of protests. The year was starting off with warnings from Civil Rights leaders that Summer of 1968 was going to be potentially just as hot as summers past,...

Brazil - dictatorships and coups 0

December 18, 1968 – Brazil: Land Of Instability – New York: Land Of Endless Strikes

December 18, 1968 – Newsfront – Eastern Educational Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 18, 1968 – news from Brazil this day – much of it not good. In Rio de Janiero, a spokesman for the Brazilian government said a plot organized by former Governor Lacerda and former...

President Trumen (with Sen. Hubert Humphrey) - 1949 0

November 12, 1949 – Election Night: 1949 – A strike Is Settled – Grandfather Of The Year – Armistice Day: 1949

November 12, 1949 – Voices and Events- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1949 – Sixty-nine years ago – an election was held, the coal strike was settled and in 1949 it was still Armistice Day. Election night 1949 – the off-year election held many races...