Elections

The Grilling of Dr. Henry Foster 0

February 10, 1995 – About Grilling – The Foster Confirmation Hearings – The Simpson Trial – Airline Bomb Threats

No end to grilling going on, this February 10th in 1995. On Capitol Hill it was the grilling of Surgeon General Nominee Dr. Henry Foster and the sound of overzealous clucking emanating from Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich over allegations Dr. Foster performed numerous abortions during his professional career...

Pakistan Elections - Nawaz Sharif 0

February 4, 1997 – Pakistan Goes To The Polls – Rebels Gain Ground In Zaire – Fujimori Makes Inquiries.

February 4, 1997 – BBC World Service – Newsdesk – February 4, 1997 – Elections in Pakistan – Civil War in Zaire – Civil War in Colombia – Hostage drama in Lima – violent crackdowns on protestors in Belgrade bringing widespread condemnation – assassination of a Roman Catholic Bishop on...

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February 4, 1980 – ABSCAM: New Word In The Dictionary.

On this February 4th in 1980, a new Acronym entered our Dictionary –ABSCAM, which stood for Abdul Enterprises Scam or Arab Scam implicated at least 8 Senators and Congressmen over accepting bribes in exchange for favors. Denials and hand-wringing went into swift action, but questions arose when it was learned...

Snowstorm - January 25, 2000 0

January 25, 2000 – Mother Nature Fools The Computers – Primary Season In Full Swing – The Great White Wasteland

January 25, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 2000 – Weather and Primaries were making news on this day. Despite Weather Service computers saying otherwise, the Eastern Seaboard was hit with one of the fiercest blizzards in recent memory. In some areas,...

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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...

Hello to Mao 0

January 14, 1950 – A Slight Change Of Plans – The Exit Of Chiang – The Entry Of Mao –

If it was any indication of how the rest of the decade, let alone year, would go, the week ending January 14, 1950 said a lot about the future in just seven tiny days. Not the least was the final expulsion of Nationalist Chinese forces from the mainland, sending leader...

Bird Flu Pandemic 1997

December 28, 1997 – The Bird Flu Pandemic In Hong Kong – Egypt Upholds Ban On Female Genital Mutilation – Kenya Braces For Elections.

December 28, 1997 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 28, 1997 – Busy day as 1997 rapidly comes to a close. Bird Flu was sweeping Hong Kong and the culprit was found to be its Poultry population. So the authorities ordered the mass...

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...

NAFTA - Clinton

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...