economy

Senator-elect Clinton P. Anderson 0

November 21, 1948 – Senator Clinton P. Anderson Meets The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

November 21, 1948 – NBC Radio: Meet The Press – Senator-elect Clinton P. Anderson – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 21, 1948. A good two weeks after the stunning upset victory by Democrats in the 1948 Presidential election, pundits and reporters were still mulling over what happened. This interview,...

Malibu Fires - 1978 0

October 25, 1978 – Dollar Sinks On Anti-Inflation – Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty Stays Elusive – Los Angeles Surveys The Damage

October 25, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1978 – Depending on where you were, it was an uncomfortable day. If you were in Finance, you would be nervous over the drop in the value of the dollar overseas as reactions spread...

Suburbia 0

Suburban Sprawl: Exodus From The City – 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Suburban Sprawl – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – August 13, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s interesting how things change; how they go from one extreme to the other over time. In this radio documentary, produced in 1972, the issue is how this Suburban Sprawl has negatively impacted...

Lyndon Johnson - The Great Society 0

Lyndon Johnson And The Great Society – Urban Dream – Political Nightmare – Best Laid Plans –

CBS Radio – Capitol Cloakroom – Sen. Edmund Muskie – Sen.Karl Mundt – January 24, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sometimes, listening to political arguments can be akin to watching paint dry – it can be stimulating and engaging, but it also be dry as dust. In this...

The Economy of War 0

The Cost Of War – The $10 Billion Goof Over Vietnam – Sen. William Proxmire -Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. William Proxmire – Meet The Press – February 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1967 and the Vietnam War was dragging on – it had escalated and it was starting to look like a war of attrition. In early 1967 it was learned that the budget for...

Burning oil tanker - Persian Gulf 0

September 3, 1987 – The Persian Gulf Tanker War – Reprisals and Tit-For-Tats

September 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was heating up again – with Iraqis mounting reprisals against Iranian attacks on shipping. This day it was a Panamanian-registered tanker, hit and sunk by Iraqi missiles, killing two...

Price Controls 0

July 28, 1948 – The Subject Was Price Controls – Past Daily Reference Room

July 28, 1948 – MBS: Opinionaire – Should We Restore Price Controls? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In case you didn’t know: Price controls are governmental restrictions on the prices that can be charged for goods and services in a market. The intent behind implementing such controls can stem...

The 1979 Gas crisis 0

July 26, 1979 – Blame It On Gas – Blame It On Capitol Hill – Blame It On The Boat People.

July 26, 1979 – One of those days that, when looked back on, seem downright wistful. On this day it was about soaring prices and an economy turing sour because of it. The soaring prices, at least one of them, in question was the price of gas – upwards to...