Education

Iraq - November 2005

November 26, 2005 – Forever Fallujah – GM Sharpens The Axe – Bush And The Iraq Debate That Won’t Go Away.

November 26, 2005 – CBS Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 26, 2005 – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend – but not much of a holiday, especially if you were a GM worker, as you most likely got the news that you and some 30,000 others were losing...

Baby Boomers in 1946

1952 – School Overcrowding And The Importance Of Education – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 – The People Act – CBS Radio Unit 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – School overcrowding. It was a huge problem, beginning around 1946, when the first signs of that wave known as Baby Boomers started showing up for their first day at school. Post World War 2...

Educational TV

The Promise Of Educational Television – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – January 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Educational Television. Long before the Internet, long before Personal Computers, the only “modern” access to information was (aside from your local library) your TV or your radio. When Radio first came into being in the...

Dummies Of Doom Town

July 1, 1947 – Commentary: “A Third Of The Nation Are Dummies”.

July 1, 1947 – ABC Radio – Walter Kiernan News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the fascinating, and often disturbing parts about history is how often it is repeated; maybe not exactly the same way – but certainly with enough similarities to provide ample warning...

Urban Unrest - 1967

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff And The State Of The American City – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff – Meet The Press – January 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Plight of the American city – Urban decay – urban unrest – poverty – no jobs – no schools – no alternative. These were the issues facing the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson as...

1968 Democratic Convention

Report Card On Black America – Black Journal – January 27, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Black Journal – Report Card on Black America – January 27, 1969 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago, we were still very much in the midst of a long and contentious Civil Rights battle in America. This program, a monthly news feature of the pre-PBS...

Drug Bust - L.A. 1951

America’s Little Dope Problem – 1951 – Narcotics In The 1950s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

  Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – Narcotics – July 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Americas love affair with all things illegal, immoral or fattening. We all think drugs were a 60s thing and that any reference to narcotics was something vaguely heard about, mostly in reference to...

President Eisenhower - 1957 Governors Conference

President Eisenhower At The 1957 Governor’s Conference – June 24, 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower – Addressing the 1957 Governors Conference – June 24, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Eisenhower, addressing the annual Governors Conference from June 24, 1957. Here we were, in the middle of a Cold War, a Space Race we were losing and domestic issues. Any one...

Herbert Hoover - Haverford College Address- 1941

Herbert Hoover – Address To Haverford College – June 7, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Herbert Hoover – Address to Haverford College Commencement – June 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Former President Herbert Hoover, who lost to Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1932 election didn’t retire from the public eye after the election. He became the Elder Statesman and spokesman for the...

Education in 1968

What Is Happening To The American Student? 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

What’s Happening To America: Education – Aug. 16, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The American classroom. In the 1960s it was a place of growing discontent. The school was ground zero for protest; about the war, about racial inequality, about the quality of education, about the growing gap...