Corruption

Election 2000 0

November 6, 2000 – ‘I Think We’re Gonna Be Here A Long Time On Election Night’ – Election 2000.

20 years ago today it was the eve of Election 2000. Considered too close to call even the day before – polls were calling it even, giving George Bush a 4 point lead, Gore a 4 point lead – everyone put in a margin-of-error at 6 points. Poll workers were...

What about James Watt? 0

October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

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Detroit – City Of The Future In 1949 – October 7, 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

As a kid growing up in Detroit in the 1950s, I wasn’t really aware of how much Detroit was different than other cities. It was a place I lived with my family and I had no other frame of reference. I was however, aware that my father, who worked in...

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...

Snowstorm '99

February 26, 1999 – The Great Blizzard Of ’99 – White House Gives Kudos To Mexico – The Economy Is Humming.

It works – it really works: Become a Patron! February 26, 1999 – The Great Blizzard of ’99. A surprise late winter snow storm, blanketed much of the Northeast and plunged it into chaos as the storm took forecasters by surprise and did an admirable job of jamming highways, creating...

Peter, Paul And Mary – Odetta, Bud & Travis – Folk Night At The Hollywood Bowl – 1963 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Peter, Paul and Mary, Odetta – Bud & Travis- Folk Night At The Bowl – August 2, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Help us preserve history: Become a Patron! Since running The Kingston Trio concert last night, I’ve had several requests for other Folk concerts from this period...

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

Insurance Ad - 1939

America’s Little Insurance Problem – 1940 – The Fleece Factor And Morris H. Siegel. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Insurance – an integral and inescapable part of our national fabric; the thing that hounds us, protects us and promises us. The thing most abused, exploited and feared. Because we are a society pretty much based on fear, the notion of being “left unprotected” is something we’ve...

June 28, 2007 – Cities On The Edge – Economy On The Edge – Stock Market On The Edge.

NPR – Hourly News – June 28, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! June 28, 2007 – A day where living on the Edge was starting to catch up to people. From news that most city streets were in a state of bad disrepair and, in...

May 28, 1994 – White House Gets Choppergate – North Korea Gets Snippy – China Gets KFC.

May 28, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 28, 1994 – Busy news day from The White House, from North Korea, from China and all points in between. Starting with the brewing Choppergate scandal hitting the White House this morning. The brouhaha over...