Elections

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1952 Democratic Convention – July 23, 1952- The Drama – The Controversy – The Promises – The Snapshot View

July 23, 1952 – Democratic Convention – 3+ hour snippet of day 3- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 23, 1952 – It happens every four years and some years are more dramatic and have more at stake than others. But the one thing they all had...

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August 14, 1956 – Democratic Convention – Day One.

August 14, 1956 – Democratic National Convention – Day One – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1956 – The opening day of the 1956 Democratic Convention in Chicago. The Democrats held their convention before that year’s Republican National Convention. This was unusual, as since 1864, in every election...

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August 12, 1984 – The Ticket Of Mondale-Ferraro – Reagan: “Never Say Never” – A Bumper Crop Of Ragweed

August 12, 1984. A historic August for politics. At the Democratic Convention, Presidential candidate Walter Monday chose former New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. Ferraro was the first female vice-presidential nominee representing a major American political party. She served in the United States House of Representatives from...

Alben Barkley - 1940 Democratic Convetntion

July 17, 1940 – Alben Barkley Delivers A Message From FDR – 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

July 17, 1940 – Your typical sweltering July in Chicago, site of the 1940 Democratic Convention. Up until this day, a pretty cut-and-dried affair. By the convention Farley and Vice President John Nance Garner were declared candidates, and Paul McNutt was a possibility. Roosevelt still did not want to declare...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

Robert F. Kennedy - Campaign '68

Robert F. Kennedy – Town Hall Address – Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles – April 19, 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Robert F. Kennedy – Address to Town Hall meeting – Biltmore hotel – April 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The election year 1968 – a year of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty, conflict, protest and glimmers of hope. No question, Robert F. Kennedy was poised to take the lead...

GOP Convention -1936 - Alf Landon banners

June 11, 1936 – The GOP Gathers To Nominate Alfred M. Landon – Past Daily Reference Room

In these days of crazy, even a little is a lot: Become a Patron! The 1936 Republican National Convention was held in Cleveland, Ohio, between June 9 and 12. Although many candidates sought the Republican nomination, only two, Governor Landon and Senator William Borah from Idaho, were considered to be...

Communist Party Of France

March 17, 1947 – Tight Lips And Empty Pockets – East-West Diplomacy – A Call To End Occupation

Supporting a little history never hurt anybody: Become a Patron! News for this St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) in 1947 had just about everything to do with the state of the World after War. The grumblings of East-West tensions and speculations over a rumored private meeting between Secretary of State...

U.S. Marines Leave Beirut

February 25, 1984 – Marines Leaving Beirut – The Never Ending Iran-Iraq War – Making The Cut In Primary Season

Become a Patron! February 25, 1984 – Busy news day. With the lowering of the American flag and the first detachment of Marines on their way out, the U.S. commitment in Lebanon was quickly coming to an end. Almost two years after their arrival, the Reagan administration decided to call...