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The Man In The Vicuna Coat – Sherman Adams – September 22, 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

The Man In The Vicuna Coat – Sherman Adams – September 22, 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Sherman Adams- resignation address – September 22, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Scandals at the White House have never been anything new – they happened in just about every administration since Washington. The Eisenhower Administration in the 1950s was no different. White House Chief Assistant Sherman Adams,...

Subversive Activities Control Board – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Subversive Activities Control Board – 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

– NBC – Listen To Washington – The Subversive Activities Control Board – Sept. 21, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – At the height of the Red Scare in the 1950s, a little-known/barely publicized organization started up in Washington. The Subversive Activities Control Board was headed up by former...

Clifford Clinton And Muckraking In 1930s Los Angeles – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Clifford Clinton And Muckraking In 1930s Los Angeles – Past Daily Reference Room

– The Peoples Voice with Clifford E. Clinton – KEHE, Los Angeles – March 11-April 4, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles has had no shortage of colorful and controversial figures throughout its history; more than its fair share of famous and infamous characters who became embedded...

Posture And Spin – September 2, 2000 0

Posture And Spin – September 2, 2000

– CBS Radio News + Weekend Roundup – September 2, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since it was Labor Day weekend, this particular September 2nd in 2000, there was no end to campaigning, charges, counter-charges, spin, posturing and promising this last big holiday before the election. The end...

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945 0

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945

– NBC Radio News – August 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As preparations were finishing up, the 3rd Fleet was moving into Segami Bay and the first of several contingents of U.S. troops were preparing to land on Japanese shores, starting the beginning of the first full...

Private Enrichment At Public Expense – August 20, 1951 0

Private Enrichment At Public Expense – August 20, 1951

– Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – August 20, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day had an eerie ring of familiarity to it. The subject of influencing policy based on previous employers, the subject of Private enrichment at Public expense, and the “glass...

A Donor Card From Mickey – A Hurricane From Felix – August 17, 1995 0

A Donor Card From Mickey – A Hurricane From Felix – August 17, 1995

– CBS World News Roundup – August 17, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 17th, 20 years ago was about Hurricanes, donor cards, trials of the century and Shannon Faulkner. Starting with news of Hurricane Felix, stalled off the North Carolina coast, creeping along at...

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles 0

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– Let’s Go, Hollywood! with George Fisher – September 12, 1951 – KNX-AM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics and Popular Culture – not a new phenomenon. During the Postwar/Cold War period, the Red Scare sweeping over America was seemingly everywhere – from Hollywood to Chewing gum. The paranoia...

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974 0

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974

– ABC Radio Network – News, reports and Bulletins – August 7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1974 had everything (or just about everything) to do with Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon. Support had evaporated when it was disclosed he...

A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978 0

A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978

, – CBS World News Roundup – August 4, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day where activity of all sorts was on the rise – August 4th in 1978. The good news was a surprise surge in the Stock Market, spreading a wave of giddy over Wall...