Eisenhower

Ike and JFK - December 6, 1960

December 6, 1960 – JFK Comes Calling – The President Meets The President-Elect – Denials From The Congo – Jobless Figure Highest In 20 Years.

Become a Patron! December 6, 1960 – Busy day in Washington as President-Elect Kennedy came to the White House for a visit with outgoing President Eisenhower. Cordialities and non-stop photo ops as JFK readied to take the reins of the Presidency. Senator Kennedy had a 9:00 am appointment and was...

President Eisenhower - 1953

November 14, 1953 – President Eisenhower Addresses Canadian Parliament

Become a Patron! In his first visit to Canada since before his election, President Eisenhower went to Ottawa and addressed the joint houses of Parliament. Not only was it a long-standing tradition, it was a critical sign of support and acknowledgement of the sacrifices Canadians have made over the years...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

President Eisenhower

President Eisenhower Addresses The American Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower: Address to American Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Eisenhower took this opportunity, by way of addressing The American Society Of Newspaper Editors, to announce his proposal to reorganize The Pentagon, describing it as a “blueprint for safety and...

President Eisenhower - 1958

November 5, 1958 – The Morning After In America – Eisenhower And The 1958 Midterm Elections

November 5, 1958 – NBC Radio News On The Hour – President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 5, 1958 – Sixty years ago this day, it was a Wednesday and it was the morning after. For some, it was a prediction that the Democrats would...

President Eisenhower - News Conference

July 21, 1954 -President Eisenhower’s News Conference – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower’s News Conference – July 21, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Maybe not as apparent at the time, but this news conference covers some interesting ground, certainly where the future is concerned. In historic context – the French suffered a shattering defeat at Dien Bien Phu in...

Teenagers at Gas Pumps in San Bernardino

You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Bernardino – It’s 1955 – Your World’s Going To Change, But Not Right Now

KRNO San Bernardino – Morning Show – April 4, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Don’t know about you, but looking at these photos of teenagers from 1955, my immediate thought is “this is what 16 year olds looked like back then?” In a word; yes. Maybe it was...

Eisenhower

August 30, 1954 – President Eisenhower Addresses The American Legion – Reference Room

President Dwight Eisenhower – Address To American Legion Convention – August 30, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 30, 1954 – President Eisenhower addresses the American Legion Convention in Washington D.C.: President Eisenhower: “For the third time since World War II, I am honored to join a national...

President Eisenhower Press Conference

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...