LBJ

October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

Lyndon Johnson - Hubert Humphrey - 1964

August 27, 1964 – Picking A Vice-President – Hubert Humphrey And The Democratic Convention.

With the office of Vice President vacant since the assassination of President Kennedy nine months before, the question of who would fill it was paramount on the minds of many pundits and observers. It had been rumored that the President was going to choose his predecessor’s brother-in-law Sargent Shriver but...

Harlem - July 1964

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

Equal Pay In the Workforce 1964

Equal Pay In The Workplace – Mary Keyserling On Passage of The Equal Pay Bill In 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

It’s interesting to note that, fifty-five years ago, Congress passed a piece of legislation, first brought about by President Kennedy and then completed by President Johnson, that called for Equal Pay in the Workplace. Well . . .not exactly. The bill, passed in 1963 and enacted on June 11, 1964,...

Senator Ted Kennedy

March 6, 1966 – Senator Ted Kennedy On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Senator Ted Kennedy – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1966 – it was a Sunday that year – and it was right in the middle of the Vietnam War. The war was escalating on a daily basis...

President Johnson - 1967

1967 – The View From Capitol Hill – Senator Mike Mansfield And The Johnson Era – Past Daily Reference Room

Issues and Answers – Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield – March 4, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1967 – a year of sweeping social change, primarily among the youth and countercultures. A year of turning corners and taking long, hard looks at our Foreign Policy among those on...

LBJ: The Great Society And The 89th Congress – 1967 -Past Daily Reference Room

LBJ and The 89th Congress – CBS Radio: Capitol Cloakroom – January 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The crazy-quilt of Politics. In 1967 it was the end of the 89th Congress and the beginning of the 90th Congress. It was the Johnson Era – of groundbreaking legislation that...

Dr.Benjamin Spock

January 8, 1968 – Civil Rights; In Anticipation Of A Long-Hot Summer – Indicting Dr. Spock – The First Heart Transplant

January 8,1968 – Newsfront – Eastern Educational Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 1968 – Anticipation of a year of protests. The year was starting off with warnings from Civil Rights leaders that Summer of 1968 was going to be potentially just as hot as summers past,...

President Johnson - 1967

Juggling A War And A Great Society – LBJ In 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio – Capitol Cloakroom with Senators Roman L. Hruska (R-Nebraska) and Vance Hartke (D-Indiana) – Jan. 23, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1967 President Johnson told Congress that the U.S. could afford to fight the war in Vietnam as well as build the Great Society at...