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January 20, 1941 – Franklin D. Roosevelt – 3rd Inauguration

Another inauguration – this one 80 years ago. President Franklin Roosevelt was sworn in for a third term. Joining him was a new vice-President, Henry Wallace. President Roosevelt:” Democracy is not dying. We know it because we have seen it revive–and grow. We know it cannot die–because it is built...

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January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

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January 12, 1978 – Starting The Political Year Off With A Jimmy Carter Press Conference –

This day in 1978 saw President Jimmy Carter give his first Press Conference of 1978. And by the looks and sounds of it, the political year would have enough drama to go around. Taking center stage was the crisis in Africa between Somalia and Ethiopia, taking place around the Ogaden...

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January 7, 1957 – Cold War: Wages Of Fear – Dividends Of Discontent – The World According To January.

Change the names and the circumstances and this could just as easily be almost any recent year as it was this day in 1957. The Middle East; the perennial powder-keg, the threatened flashpoint where the world would be plunged into chaos. The divider between East and West. On this day...

Crisis: 1958 VP Nixon In South America

December 29, 1958 – Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Recapping A Year In The Life.

Since we’re rapidly (and thankfully) approaching the end of 2020, the somewhat pained looks back at the year start now. But rather than mull over 2020 here (since everyone else will do a better job anyway), today we’re going to start with the goings-on that shaped 1958. Oddly, a  year...

Bill Bradley - Candidate for President- 2000

December 10, 1999 – The Heart Of Bill Bradley – The Innocence Of Wen – The Passing Of Rick Danko.

December 10, 1999 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 10, 1999 – Many months until election 2000, the race to the White House was already scoring its first potential drop-out. Democratic hopeful Bill Bradley cancelled his upcoming appearances, owing to a...

Adlai Stevenson - 1956 Campaign

1956 – Adlai Stevenson On The Imperative Of Education – Past Daily Reference Room

Adlai Stevenson – Campaign address from Milwaukee, Wisconsin – September 28, 1956 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hate to be pushy, but . . .Become a Patron! As we’ve finished the Presidential Election of 2020, amid optimism, questions, confusion and unprecedented behavior, running across this campaign...

November 23, 1970 – A Search Continues, A War Goes On, The View From Folsom – Nixon Overrides A Veto –

A day a lot happened. This November 23rd in 1970 heard reports of an unsuccessful attempt to free American prisoners in a North Vietnamese detention camp. The raid itself was successful, but the purported prison camp had been evacuated several weeks earlier. The Defense Department Press conference left more questions...

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night 1960 – America Votes And Waits

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2020 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Election Night 1964

November 3, 1964 – America Votes – Election Night In America

56 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn. Republican nominee Barry Goldwater represented a decidedly hard turn to the right, anticipated during the 1962 mid-term elections. Goldwater represented the backlash to the Civil Rights movement and to the...