New Deal

Thomas E. Dewey 0

Thomas E. Dewey – Election 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room: Election Edition

Thomas E. Dewey – probably not a name that rings a lot of bells in the world of present-day Politics. But in 1944 and in 1948 he was the GOP’s Great White Hope – first in an attempt to thwart a 3rd term Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and second...

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They Call ’em The Nine Old Men – SCOTUS In 1937

  Supreme Court Revision Plan – March 23 and 29, 1937 – FDR Library – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In February 1937 President Roosevelt unveiled a bill to increase the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, from 9 to 15. Critics immediately denounced the idea as Court-Packing; a...

Wendell Willkie 0

May 7, 1941 – Wendell Willkie At Madison Square Garden

Wendell Willkie – Madison Square Garden Address – May 7, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Wendell Wilkie, a former Democrat who switched parties in 1939 to become a Republican lawmaker and oppose Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election, wound up an ally and an emissary of FDR’s...

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935 0

Neutrality In America 80 Years Ago – 1935

– Congressman Maury Maverick on Neutrality in America -November 11, 1935 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Even as far back as 1935, with only the beginnings of what would become another World War, there was already resistance to our involvement in anything that didn’t deal with us directly. Taking...

FDR Addresses Congress – March 4, 1939 0

FDR Addresses Congress – March 4, 1939

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt Address to Congress – March 4, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For those of you who may have forgotten, today is the birthday of the founding of Congress. And 76 years ago this day,...

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945 0

State Of The Union In Wartime – January 6, 1945

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Roosevelt: State Of The Union – January 6, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day, 70 years ago, we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion...

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‘A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Money – A Regimentation Of Other Peoples Lives’ – FDR – October 14, 1936

Click on the link here for Audio Player – FDR Campaign Address in Chicago – October 14, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the Presidential Campaign of 1936 in its last weeks and at fevered pitch, President Roosevelt embarked on a coast-to-coast tour to bring his message home. In...

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Attacks, Counter-Attacks And Shakeups – July 2, 1941

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – July 2, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The War in Europe, this day in 1941, was heating up on most all fronts. German claims of advances toward Moscow, Russian claims the advances were halted....

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National Farm Day – 1941 – FDR, Henry Wallace, Claude Wickard – March 8, 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Roosevelt, vice-President Wallace, Sec. of Agriculture Claude Wickard – Farm Day 1941 – March 8, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 8, 1941 marked the 2nd annual National Farm Day. To commemorate the event, President Roosevelt,vice-President Henry Wallace and...

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The State Of Labor – Gov. Frank Murphy Of Michigan – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Department Of Talks – Governor Frank Murphy: A Fair Deal For Labor – Sept. 24, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With all the news in recent years about labor, unions, “right-to-work” and the anti-union movement, it’s important...