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‘This Is Serious Business’ – December 10, 1941 0

‘This Is Serious Business’ – December 10, 1941

– December 10, 1941 – News reports, bulletins, newscasts – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 10, 1941 – the war had entered its 2nd official day, the 3rd since the attack on Pearl Harbor. In that short amount of time, America became fixated with regular, almost...

Objective: West Coast – December 9, 1941 0

Objective: West Coast – December 9, 1941

News for December 9, 1941 – Reports and bulletins – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 9, 1941 and America had a bad case of nerves. Rumors flew of hostile plane sightings all up and down the West Coast, with sworn sightings throughout the Pacific Northwest and as far east...

The Day After Infamy – December 8, 1941 0

The Day After Infamy – December 8, 1941

– News reports and Bulletins – December 8, 1941 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 8, 1941 – the day After Infamy. With the Japanese surprise attack on Hawaii still fresh in everyone’s minds, and the President declaring a state of War existed toward Germany and...

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941 0

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941

– News for December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor Attack – NBC Radio Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 – otherwise known as the Day Of Infamy. A surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii by Japanese carrier-based fighter planes and bombers....

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Affordable Healthcare In America 1941 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Become a Patron! Healthcare in America, affordable Healthcare in America, has been a subject of discussion, debate and attempted legislation going back to 1909 and before. Some of the earliest proposals came from the administration of Teddy Roosevelt who, in the midst of dramatic reform in other aspects of our...

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943 0

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

  – Cairo Conference – NBC Special News Report – December 1, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this December 1st in 1943, word reached newsrooms that the Conference in Cairo had just concluded. The meeting between China’s Gen. Chiang kai-Shek, President Roosevelt and Britain’s Winston Churchill took...

Hamilton Fish And The Question Of Isolationism – Nov. 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Hamilton Fish And The Question Of Isolationism – Nov. 23, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Hamilton Fish Radio address – November 23, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the war in Europe was entering its second year, the calls for increased U.S. involvement, aside from it’s sending aid to Britain, were getting louder and more persistent. A movement to maintain...

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935 0

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935

– Congressman Maury Maverick on Neutrality in America -November 11, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even as far back as 1935, with only the beginnings of what would become another World War, there was already resistance to our involvement in anything that didn’t deal with us directly. Taking...

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941 0

Endless War – Relentless Happy-Face – November 10, 1941

– News Of The World – November 10, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the war raging in Europe this November 10th in 1941, the tell-tale signs that, even the German people were getting fed up with the war was becoming evident. Although the Propaganda machine was loudly...

Putting On Pressure – November 5, 1941 0

Putting On Pressure – November 5, 1941

– News Of The World – November 5, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this November 5th in 1941 had much to do with the War in the air and the land war in the East. British RAF bombers staged raids overnight on Germany in the industrial...