Congress

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...

Valerie Plame

Pulling Covers – Exposing Secrets – The Valerie Plame Affair – 2007 – Past Daily Reference Room

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Valerie Plame Testimony – March 16, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the news in recent days over the pardon of former vice-president Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and his alleged campaign of “outing” former CIA...

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...

U.S. Congress- 150th

March 4, 1939 – 150th Anniversary Of Congress – Past Daily Reference Room

March 4,1939 – 150th Anniversary celebrations – U.S. Congress – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what would become one of the most widely covered events in broadcast history up to 1939, the gala events surrounding the 150th birthday of the U.S. Congress carried on for the better part of...