Democrats

Adlai Stevenson - Campaiging - 1956 0

October 28 1956 – Eisenhower Or Stevenson? Election ’56 And The Candidates –

October 28, 1956 – American Forum: Eisenhower or Stevenson? – Debate – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28,1956 – Election season, and only 8 days before Americans went to the polls and decided on either the incumbent, Eisenhower or the challenger, Adlai Stevenson in a bid...

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October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

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October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

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October 14, 1936 – FDR -‘A Regimentation Of Other People’s Money – A Regimentation Of Other People’s Lives’

With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In 1936, America was in better shape than it was in 1932. But detractors clamored to call the New Deal a disaster, that The...

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October 10, 1968 – Humphrey-Muskie: Campaign ’68

  As the 1968 Presidential campaign sprinted to the finish line, all the heavy-hitters came out, all the endorsements were used and all the promises went into high gear. The Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign of 1968 began when Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota decided to...

School - 1955

September 14, 1955 – Proposing A Five-Year High School And Five Year College – Taking The Loyalty Oath Too Far. Prospects For 1956.

NBC Radio – Keys To The Capitol – September 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you can, it would be incredible: Become a Patron! In 1955 we were knee-deep in the Red Scare and Communist threat, it influenced just about every aspect of American life – sometimes...

Lech Walesa - Solidarity in Warsaw - 1980

September 1, 1980 – Celebrating In Warsaw – Breath Holding In Tehran – Campaign ’80 Officially Starts –

September 1, 1980 – CBS Radio – Hourly (5:00 pm) news + The World Tonight -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1980 – a lot happening, this news day. Word from Warsaw that a celebration was underway. The Gdańsk Agreement accord was reached as a direct result of the...

Senator Thomas Eagleton with George McGovern - 1972

August 31, 1972 – A Question Named Eagleton – The McGovern Campaign Faces Revelations.

August 31, 1972 – Washington Week In Review – NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1972 – Senator Thomas Eagleton, the vice-presidential choice for Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern found himself knee-deep in controversy almost the second he stepped off the stage at the Miami convention. Surfacing...

1952 Democratic Convention

1952 Democratic Convention – July 23, 1952- The Drama – The Controversy – The Promises – The Snapshot View

July 23, 1952 – Democratic Convention – 3+ hour snippet of day 3- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 23, 1952 – It happens every four years and some years are more dramatic and have more at stake than others. But the one thing they all had...

Opening day - 1956 Democratic Convention

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...