Past Daily Reference Room

Tomorrow - What will it be like?

April 21, 1960 – Tomorrow: What Will It Be Like? – Past Daily Reference Room

Your support is vital to us: Become a Patron! Tomorrow – The Future -The Jet-Age – Eternal optimism and the 30 hour work week (or less). America was in the midst of great prosperity and technological leaps. We were a nation on the cutting edge; we were innovators – we...

LBJ Press Conference - April 1964

April 23, 1964 – An LBJ Press Conference – Past Daily Reference Room: Presidents Being Presidential

Does a world of good: Become a Patron! An LBJ Press conference. Typical of the time; typical of most every press conference up until the contentious ones during the end of the Nixon Administration. Civility, decorum and a President being Presidential. Here’s an excerpted text of the opening statement before...

Rural America

Rural Radio In 1950 – Where Seldom Was Heard Discouraging Words . . . – Past Daily Reference Room

WACO-AM – Waco, Texas – The Percy Medicine Program – February 9, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! There was a time, long enough ago where most people can’t recall, that Rural Radio was that lifeline link to the rest of country, while staying your helpful...

President Harry S. Truman - address to Armed Forces

April 17, 1945 -President Truman Address To The Armed Forces

President Truman – Address to The Armed Forces – April 17, 1945 – All Networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It helps – it really does: Become a Patron! April 17, 1945 – President Truman addresses the Armed Forces for the first time since the passing of President Roosevelt....

Margaret Mead - 1972

April 14, 1972 – Margaret Mead Has A Word Or Two About The American Family – Past Daily Reference Room

Margaret Mead – in conversation – National Public Radio Portion of Voices In The Wind – April 14, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! Margaret Mead in a brief conversation; part of the NPR series Voices In The Wind – discussing the American Family, as it...

President Harry Truman - April 8, 1952

April 8, 1952 – President Truman Issues Executive Order 10340 – The White House Seizes Control Of The Steel Industries

April 8, 1952 – President Harry Truman issues Executive Order over the Steel Strike – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! From 1950-1953, the United States was involved in the Korean War. To fund the war, Truman originally wanted to increase taxes and implement credit controls to limit...

Magazines in the 1950s

1955 – “Is Our Magazine Press Living Up To The Responsibility Of Informing And Educating The American Public?” – Past Daily Reference Room

We’re here because of Patrons like you: Become a Patron! May 5, 1955 – Although the status of the American Magazine wasn’t the general premise of the program, the intent certainly brought home the fact that the Press in this country had been falling down on the job for a...

Police and Pickets - The Labor movement

March 1941 – Strikes, Sit-downs And Walk-outs. Organized Labor And Ford – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Between 1937 and 1941, several thousand workers were fired from Ford plants on suspicion of being union activists or even sympathizers. Ford’s black officials along with black ministers and Urban League officials spoke to black workers at Ford and to their families arguing that the UAW would...

Fayetteville - Tornado Aftermath - March 23, 1952

March 22, 1952 – When The Winds Blew – The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! The Tennessee Tornado Outbreak of 1952. Going down in history as the 4th most destructive series of Tornados to hit the U.S. in a single day. The tornado outbreak of March 21–22, 1952, also known as the March 1952 Southern United States tornado outbreak, generated eleven violent...

Ebola in West Africa

Death Pays A Visit – Fear Takes Up Residence – The Ebola Crisis Of 2014 – Past Daily Reference Room

Newscasts: Ebola Virus outbreak – BBC World Service – CBS Radio News – October 1-17, 2014 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! With the Coronavirus turning the world upside down and plunging the world into a state of almost chaos, I was reminded that we’re no stranger...