Democrats

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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...

Unions 1947

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

Robert F. Kennedy - Campaign '68

Robert F. Kennedy – Town Hall Address – Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles – April 19, 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Robert F. Kennedy – Address to Town Hall meeting – Biltmore hotel – April 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The election year 1968 – a year of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty, conflict, protest and glimmers of hope. No question, Robert F. Kennedy was poised to take the lead...

President Eisenhower - 1954

June 3, 1954 – The Politics Of Civil Rights – Segregation, Capitol Hill And Communists – The Eisenhower Years

Every little bit helps: Become a Patron! June 3, 1954 – A day with a lot of domestic political issues in the air. Starting with news from Capitol Hill and the matter of Civil Rights and segregation in housing. On this day, a bill calling for Liberalization of loan guarantees...

Magazines in the 1950s

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Rep. Bernie Sanders

March 4, 1997 – Shakeups In North Korea – The Hostage Drama In Peru – A Word Or Two With Congressman Bernie Sanders.

Could ya? Become a Patron! March 4, 1997 – Interesting news day with a lot going on. On the eve of preliminary peace talks between North and South Korea, news of shakeups in North Korea, with observers wondering if the sudden deaths of many officials in Pyongyang were the work...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...