Conventions

Opening day - 1956 Democratic Convention 0

August 14, 1956 – Democratic Convention – Day One.

August 14, 1956 – Democratic National Convention – Day One – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1956 – The opening day of the 1956 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The Democrats held their convention before that year’s Republican National Convention. This was unusual, as since 1864, in every election...

Geraldine Ferraro - 198 0

August 12, 1984 – The Ticket Of Mondale-Ferraro – Reagan: “Never Say Never” – A Bumper Crop Of Ragweed

August 12, 1984. A historic August for politics. At the Democratic Convention, Presidential candidate Walter Monday chose former New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party. She served in the United States House of Representatives from...

Alben Barkley - 1940 Democratic Convetntion

July 17, 1940 – Alben Barkley Delivers A Message From FDR – 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

July 17, 1940 – Your typical sweltering July in Chicago, site of the 1940 Democratic Convention. Up until this day, a pretty cut-and-dried affair. By the convention Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner were declared candidates, and Paul McNutt was a possibility. Roosevelt still did not want to declare...

Mike and Kitty Dukakis - convention 1988

July 16, 1988 – An Upcoming Convention: Mending Fences, Smoothing Edges – The View From Managua – A Trip To Seoul

July 16, 1988 – Two days before the 1988 Democratic Convention in Atlanta, where Michael Dukakis was expected to get the official nod in the Presidential race. Along with running-mate Lloyd Bentsen, hopes were high the Democrats would take the White House in November. But with every convention, the pre-convention...

Lyndon Johnson - Hubert Humphrey - 1964

August 27, 1964 – Picking A Vice-President – Hubert Humphrey And The Democratic Convention.

With the office of Vice President vacant since the assassination of President Kennedy nine months before, the question of who would fill it was paramount on the minds of many pundits and observers. It had been rumored that the President was going to choose his predecessor’s brother-in-law Sargent Shriver but...

Al Gore - 2000 Iowa Caucuses

January 22, 2000 – A Caucus Grows In Iowa – A South Carolina Stars And Bars Controversy – A Missle Defense Test Goes Bust

January 22, 2000 – CBS Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 22, 2000 – Iowa was a hotbed of politicking this week, as Presidential hopefuls from both parties criss-crossed the state, stumping, talking, promising and cajoling voters who would hold caucuses in hundreds of living rooms, Fire...

FDR - 1936 Democratic Convention

June 26, 1936 – Democratic Convention: Day 4

June 26, 1936 – CBS – Convention Day 4 excerpt – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 26, 1936 – Day 4 of the Democratic Convention from Philadelphia. Philadelphia was the site for the 1936 convention – a convention which was much calmer than that of 1932. FDR and Vice...

Lin Yutang - Pearl S. Buck

Dorothy Thompson, Carl Van Doren, Pearl S. Buck, Lin Yutang – 1939 World Congress Of Writers Dinner – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  May 10, 1939 – World Congress Of Writers Dinner – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Unless you are an English Major or a Writer or reader with a voracious appetite, the above names may mean nothing to you. In 1939 they represented the vanguard of established writers in the...

1968 Democratic Convention

Report Card On Black America – Black Journal – January 27, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Black Journal – Report Card on Black America – January 27, 1969 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago, we were still very much in the midst of a long and contentious Civil Rights battle in America. This program, a monthly news feature of the pre-PBS...

Al Gore - Joe Lieberman

August 7, 2000 – Gore Picks Lieberman – Hendrix Gets Dot Com

August 7, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 7, 2000 – Smack in the middle of Convention season and Democrat Al Gore picked Senator Joe Lieberman as his running mate. The Connecticut Senator got the call earlier this day. Gore asked...