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Election Night 1964

November 3, 1964 – America Votes – Election Night In America

56 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn. Republican nominee Barry Goldwater represented a decidedly hard turn to the right, anticipated during the 1962 mid-term elections. Goldwater represented the backlash to the Civil Rights movement and to the...

FDR - 1936

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

Al Gore - Campaign 2000

November 2, 2000 – Bush-Gore: Down To The Wire

November 2, 2000 – it was coming down to the wire; the Bush-Gore election campaigns of 2000. Last minute sweeps throughout the country, hoarse pleas for votes – it was going to be a tight race and both camps were confident of victory, come Tuesday. But there was still a...

New York World's Fair 1939

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

Germans evacuating Aachen

October 29, 1944 – Allied Forces Sweeping Holland – Aachen Looks For A Mayor – Japan Looks For A New Prime Minister.

October 29, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 29, 1944 – Upbeat news from the Western Front. Dispatches coming in reporting Allied forces have been sweeping through Holland, at last report taking control of the Southern town of Breda in the...

The Animen - Label Suisse Festival 2020

The Animen – Live At Label Suisse Festival 2020 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders

The Animen – live at Label Suisse Festival – Metropole Club – Lausanne Switzerland – September 19, 20202 – RTS Couleur 2 Radio – Your support to keep this going is really needed right about now: Become a Patron! Continuing our tour of places non-English speaking, I just ran across...

Adlai Stevenson - Campaiging - 1956

October 28 1956 – Eisenhower Or Stevenson? Election ’56 And The Candidates –

October 28, 1956 – American Forum: Eisenhower or Stevenson? – Debate – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28,1956 – Election season, and only 8 days before Americans went to the polls and decided on either the incumbent, Eisenhower or the challenger, Adlai Stevenson in a bid...

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Media In America - 1970

1970 – America And The Media: One Nation, Under Stress. The State Of Radio And TV In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room.

John W. Macy – Pres. Corporation For Public Broadcasting – Commonwealth Club of California lecture – November 13, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s interesting that, fifty years ago, the complaint was about the vast irrelevance of our Television and Radio media. And a decade before that, we...

German advance to Moscow

October 26, 1941 – The German Drive To Moscow – Eye On The Middle-East – Labor Troubles At Home.

News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an objective believed to be the Caucasus, and beyond that, the Middle East. Many observers were speculating that, by...