Labor

HUAC Hearings

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...

Leaving Cuban ports

November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

Bosnia Peace Talks - 1995

November 20, 1995 – Bosnia Peace Talks Conclude – Boeing Strike Is Over – Deals Cut On Capitol Hill – Free As A Bird Lands In Stores.

November 20, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 20, 1995 – Peace talks over the situation in Bosnia concluded with a big question mark and many issues left unsettled. After 20 days of negotiations in Dayton Ohio, a tentative peace plan was scheduled...

NAFTA - Clinton

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

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...

FDR talks about Taxes

October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

What about James Watt?

October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

Dewey Campaign - 1948

September 14, 1948 – Anticipating A Dewey Landslide – San Francisco Strikes – Deadly Train Crash In Korea.

September 14, 1948 – NBC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1948 – The 1948 Presidential Campaign was in full swing. Polls were showing a decided Dewey-Warren upset, with Gubernatorial primaries showing overwhelming GOP support, and a dramatic uptick in Republicans turning out. Most thought it...

President Johnson - The White House - 1965

September 3,1965 – White House Averts A Steel Strike – Presidents Being Presidential

September 3, 1965 – President Johnson – The White House Announcement of Settlement of Steel Dispute – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1965 – When a Steel strike threatened to disrupt a fragile American economy, the White House intervened and narrowly averted a potentially protracted and disastrous labor...

President Reagan

August 18, 1981 – The Budget Deficit And Increased Defense Spending – Reagan On Air Traffic Controllers: “I’m Sure They Were Nice People” – Cracking Down On Crime.

August 18, 1981 – CBS Radio – Frontline Report – World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. August 18, 1981 – President Reagan was front-and-center in this news this day. Worries over the budget deficit had many scrambling to figure out what went and...