Politics

London - September 1, 1939 0

September 1, 1939 – Lights Go Out In London – Europe Mobilizes – Evacuations Begin –

Mutual Broadcasting – BBC Home Service – News reports – September 1, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 1, 1939 – Nazi Germany invaded Poland, the act that started World War II. The day before, Nazi operatives had posed as Polish military officers to stage an attack on...

Senator Thomas Eagleton with George McGovern - 1972 0

August 31, 1972 – A Question Named Eagleton – The McGovern Campaign Faces Revelations.

August 31, 1972 – Washington Week In Review – NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1972 – Senator Thomas Eagleton, the vice-presidential choice for Democratic Presidential nominee George McGovern found himself knee-deep in controversy almost the second he stepped off the stage at the Miami convention. Surfacing...

Governor Nelson Rockefeller - 1964 0

Convention 1964 – Nelson Rockefeller And The Creeping Extremism Of The GOP – July 14, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

July 14, 1964 – Republican Convention coverage – NBC Radio/TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Convention season is grinding along, and as a reminder it’s been as knock-down and drag-out as ever. But perhaps 1964 was among the most virulent and contentious in 20th century history. The following is...

1952 Democratic Convention 0

1952 Democratic Convention – July 23, 1952- The Drama – The Controversy – The Promises – The Snapshot View

July 23, 1952 – Democratic Convention – 3+ hour snippet of day 3- NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 23, 1952 – It happens every four years and some years are more dramatic and have more at stake than others. But the one thing they all had...

F-14 returning from mission - August 1981 0

August 19, 1981 – Libya And The Gulf Of Sidra Incident – Conflicting Claims – Contrasting Reports.

August 19, 1981 – CBS Radio news + The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection August 19, 1981 – news for this day had much to do with an incident taking place of the Gulf of Sidra between American F-14 Tomcat Fighters and Russian-made MIG’s belonging to Libya. News...

Mickey Mantle loses battle to Cancer 0

August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle: Baseball Loses An Icon – Waiting For Felix – Train To Nowhere

Mickey Mantle – Hero on the field. Off the field, not so much. August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle lost his battle with Cancer at the age of 63. Nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, Mantle was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball...

USS Maddox - Gulf Of Tonkin 0

August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...

Bosnia - July 1993

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...

Quangtri - July 1972

July 24, 1972 – A Place Called Quangtri – A See-Saw In The Senate – A Mine Disaster In West Virginia

July 24, 1972 – NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 24, 1972 – The big news for this day was taking place in Vietnam and the battle of Quangtri. South Vietnamese paratroops tried to storm the Citadel of Quangtri city but ran into...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...