History

Edward Heath

Edward Heath – Britain And The Common Market – 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Edward Heath – Meet The Press – June 5, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a stunning defeat in the 1964 elections, the defeated Conservative Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home changed the party leadership rules to allow for a ballot by MPs, and then resigned. Former Shadow...

Brownsville roof collapse

July 9, 1988 – Collapsing Roofs – Collapsing Platforms – Collecting Bribes

July 9, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 9, 1988 – A day full of painstaking searches. First; Brownsville Texas, where a department store roof collapsed under the alleged stress of collecting rainwater. Seems rooftop drains were clogged and a downpour the previous...

Teenagers at Gas Pumps in San Bernardino

You’re A Teenager – You Live In San Bernardino – It’s 1955 – Your World’s Going To Change, But Not Right Now

KRNO San Bernardino – Morning Show – April 4, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Don’t know about you, but looking at these photos of teenagers from 1955, my immediate thought is “this is what 16 year olds looked like back then?” In a word; yes. Maybe it was...

Bakke Case - protests

July 4, 1978 – Perpetual Peace Feelers – Seven Dirty Words – Who Won The Bakke Case?

July 4, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 4, 1978 – A day of peace feelers and reflecting on decisions. Peace feelers came in the form of vice-President Mondale returning from the Middle East, where he spent the better part of the weekend...