Franklin D. Roosevelt

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October 19, 1941 – All Eyes On Moscow

News for this October 19th in 1941 was about the Eastern Front. The German drive to Moscow before the first snows of Winter. The big push was in the area of the Caucasus; the huge Oil fields of Baku which, if captured would mean the German Army would cut off...

London - September 1, 1939

September 1, 1939 – Lights Go Out In London – Europe Mobilizes – Evacuations Begin –

Mutual Broadcasting – BBC Home Service – News reports – September 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1939 – Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II. The day before, Nazi operatives had posed as Polish military officers to stage an attack on...

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...

Night Raid aftermath

March 10, 1941 – Night Raids Resume – The Lease-Lend Bill Passes The Senate – Setting Priorities

$5.00 month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! March 10, 1941 – news on the War in Europe. German night raids had resumed. To many Londoners it was a resumption of “old times”, referring to the early days of the Blitz in 1940. To many others, who had fled...

March 3, 1941 – Signing Your Country’s Life Away – The Bulgaria Treaty.

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1941 was ominous but not unexpected. Bulgaria, reeling under the oppressive weight of the Nazi Government, relented and signed a Tripartite Treaty (i.e. surrender) to Germany, thus bringing one more country under the influence/domination of Berlin. Radio Berlin was reported to have...

German Troops - February 1940

February 18, 1940 -163 Days Since Hostilities – Not A Question Of Keeping Out Of A European War But Keeping Out Of A European Peace.

Your support is important to us. Keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! February 18, 1940 – Safely out of the war zone, and on a liner bound for the U.S., Foreign Correspondent William Hillman, who was leaving Italy and bound for New York offers the first uncensored reports...

FDR - Jackson Day

January 8, 1936 – President Roosevelt At The Jackson Day Dinner

Become a Patron! Jefferson–Jackson Day is the annual fundraising celebration (dinner) held by Democratic Party organizations in the United States. It is named for Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, which the party calls its founders. During presidential election campaigns, key dinners are important venues for candidates to attend. It...

Opening of the 74th Congress - Janury 3, 1936

January 3, 1936 – Opening Day Of Congress – Capitol Hill In The Days Of The New Deal.

It makes all the difference in the world: Become a Patron! January 3, 1936 – Opening day of the 74th Congress. The long, sometimes laborious ritual, but significant as it marked one of the first times a broadcast, live from Capitol Hill and from Congress took place. This was one...

FDR – Statue Of Liberty – October 28, 1936 – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! On October 28, 1936, President Roosevelt celebrated the 50th anniversary of the dedication of The Statue of Liberty. So, 127 years ago the Statue of Liberty was unveiled. It has come to symbolize a lot of things, and come to symbolize much that’s been forgotten and ignored....

Nixon Address to Nation - August 15, 1973

Nixon On Watergate – August 15, 1973

Patrons: You know what to do: Become a Patron! Richard Nixon – as calls for his impeachment grew as his popularity dropped to the lowest point of any President since Harry Truman in 1953, the threat and very real possibility of impeachment grew daily. And so on August 15, 1973,...