Conventions

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...

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...

Philadelphia 2000 - The RNC Convention

August 1, 2000 – Convention 2000: – Philadelphia Gets Its Party Hat On.

August 1, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 2000 – The Republican Convention was in full swing on this day. Inside was a parade of war heroes and confetti. Outside was a parade of teargas and mounted police. On this...

Michael Dukakis - 1988 Convention

July 21, 1988 – Everything But The “I Do’s” – Dukakis Wins The Convention.

July 21, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 21, 1988 – One half of The Great National Ritual inched toward conclusion this day. From Atlanta, the Democratic Convention made it official; Michael Dukakis was the appointed Standard-bearer, and Lloyd Bentsen was designated running...

1988 Democratic Convention

July 18, 1988 – Democrats Party Down In Atlanta – Ceasefire Gets Thumbs Up In Iran-Iraq War

July 18, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1988 – A day starting with optimism. In Tehran, surprise word came from Government officials that they had tentatively accepted a UN agreement for a cease-fire in the almost decade old Iran-Iraq War. The...

George McGovern - Thomas Eagleton - 1972 Convention

July 14, 1972 – The Name Is McGovern – The Name Is Eagleton

July 14, 1972 – NBC Nightly News (Audio) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 14, 1972 – All eyes on Miami as the Democratic Convention nominated George McGovern their Presidential candidate, and Senator Thomas Eagleton as his running mate. All eyes that were open and awake, that is –...

Richard Queen Release

July 12, 1980 – A Hostage Freed, A Convention Looms, A Hijacking Thwarted

July 12, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 12, 1980 – Another busy news day, starting with the arrival home of former U.S. Embassy hostage Richard Queen, who was held along with 52 others from the Embassy takeover in Tehran. Queen was released...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

George Bush - 1988 GOP Conv.

August 19, 1988 – “Read My Lips . . . .”

  August 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1988 – this day in New Orleans, the GOP held their convention and bestowed upon George Bush and his running mate Dan Quayle, the honors of nomination of their party for President in...

1980 Democratic Convention

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...