Advertisements

Politics

3

FDR Accepts The Nomination – 1932 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR – 1932 Convention address As we get ready to close the 2012 Democratic convention tonight, I thought I would run another closing speech, this one from Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the party’s nomination for President in that harrowing year. Franklin...

0

1960 Democratic Convention Preview – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1960 Democratic Convention Preview I keep forgetting that, prior to the past few Presidential elections, nominating conventions were still something of a horse race and that the air at these gatherings was, not only thick with smoke, but also thick with drama....

0

Republican Convention 1940 – Wendell Wilkie Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: Wilkie Acceptance Speech – 1940 No frills, no send-ups, no films, no slide-shows. Wendell Wilkie accepted the nomination as Presidential candidate for the Republican party in the 1940 election. His speech lasted just a little over six minutes – the demonstration lasted...

0

The Conservatives In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NET- Conservatism – 1970 Before the GOP succumbed to the lunatic fringe, becoming a burned out shell of its former self, there was something of a broader definition of who a conservative actually was – and it ran the gamut from staunch...

1

Coup In Moscow – August 21, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio player: Coup in Russia – August 21, 1991 News for this August 21st in 1991 had to do with the shocking turn of events in Russia. In the early hours of the morning, a coup staged by Kremlin hardliners ousted Mikhail Gorbachev and...

0

FDR Addresses The 1940 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR Democratic Convention – 1940 After much consideration and speculation, President Roosevelt decided to run for a third term in 1940. Addressing the convention via radio from the White House, Roosevelt outlined his goals for a third term and spoke of a...

1

The Liberal Republicans In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NBC Emphasis – Aug. 10, 1968 Yes, there really was a Liberal wing of the Republican Party. But as of 1968 it was scarcely noticeable. Headed up by dark horse/longshot Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller (who himself was once a New Deal Democrat),...

0

Cities On The Edge – 1975

Click on the link:NPR – Options – Cities In Default -1975 With the latest reports of several towns in California filing for bankruptcy, and the growing problem of cities in default nationwide, I was reminded of the last time such a wave occurred. The 1970’s were a particularly harrowing period...

0

Robert Kennedy Promotes Summer Jobs – July 1964.

On July 7, 1964, Attorney General Robert Kennedy addressed some 5,000 College students gathered in Washington for a Summer Jobs Seminar. He promoted the idea that, getting involved with the government and experiencing its inner workings in a hands-on environment was a great opportunity to serve, and that it could...