Harry S. Truman

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Subscribers can download for free: Become a Patron! News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations temporary headquarters at Lake Success, New York. Topic for discussion was Atomic Energy and what was going to...

September 13, 1951 – Advances In Korea – A Future For Germany – A New Job For Marshall

Become a Patron! News for this September 13th in 1950, came from the legendary newscaster Edward R. Murrow and his daily news program Edward R. Murrow And The News. And the news was cautious. In Korea, it was reported that General Walker claimed the days of retreat for UN forces...

American Agriculture - 1949

A Question Of Resources And A Bold New Program – America’s Ability To Feed Itself And The World – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – University Of Chicago Roundtable – Natural Resources, President Truman’s Bold New Plan – February 13, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In his inaugural address of 1949, President Harry S. Truman called for a “bold new program”, to be known as Point Four, as part of...

American Aid - feeding Greece

Cold War And Dollar Diplomacy – 1947 – U.S. Aid To Greece And Turkey – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio Special Program – U.S. Congressional Hearings on Aid to Greece And Turkey – March 28, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As post-World War 2 went into the era of the Cold War, a new phrase entered our vocabulary; Dollar Diplomacy. On March 12, 1947, President Truman...

Korean War - 1951

January 12, 1951 – Korean War – “Fifty Percent Of People Do Not Take An Interest In Politics Unless It Affects Them” – Civility In The Halls Of Government.

January 12, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now With Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 12, 1951 – The end of the second week of the new year. And judging by the reports, the year is starting out pretty the same as it ended 1950....

President Trumen (with Sen. Hubert Humphrey) - 1949

November 12, 1949 – Election Night: 1949 – A strike Is Settled – Grandfather Of The Year – Armistice Day: 1949

November 12, 1949 – Voices and Events- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 12, 1949 – Sixty-nine years ago – an election was held, the coal strike was settled and in 1949 it was still Armistice Day. Election night 1949 – the off-year election held many races...

Henry Wallace

September 20, 1946 – Henry Wallace Resignation Address – Past Daily Reference Room

September 20, 1946 – Henry Wallace Resignation Address – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 20, 1946 – A busy day in politics and a turning point in the political future for newly-deposed Commerce Secretary Henry Wallace. Here’s  how the Associated Press put it: WASHINGTON, Sept. 20....

Korean Truce talks Break Down

August 23, 1951 – A Snag In Negotiations – A Wrinkle In Disputes – The Korean War – The Oil In Iran

August 23, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1951 – The news from Korea and the Peace Talks was one of utter confusion. The Communists called the talks off with the accusation that an allied plane attempted...

Postwar Warsaw

June 27, 1946 – Recovery And Mushroom-Shaped Clouds

June 27, 1946 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1946 – A little less than a year since the end of World War 2 – a little over year since the end of the war in Europe. The recovery was slow; economies were...