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Andrew Young 0

August 15, 1979 – The Trouble With Andrew

August 15, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 15, 1979 – a lot going on this day. Weather-related disasters during the Admirals Cup Yacht Race in England. 13 dead and four missing and the worst tragedy in yachting history. Gale force winds and...

1980 Democratic Convention 0

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...

Farrell Dobbs 0

Farrell Dobbs – 3rd Party Candidate 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Farrell Dobbs – Socialist Workers Party – Campaign Address – August 6, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Farrell Dobbs, candidate for President on the Socialist Workers Party ticket in 1948, took advantage of the Equal Time clause in the 1927 Radio Act and the 1934 Communications Act to...

Baseball Strike of 1994 0

August 11, 1994 – Heading For A Strike-Out

August 11, 1994 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 11, 1994 – not an earth-shattering day, unless you were a Baseball fan. If you were, you were about to see a season come to an end and a strike over salaries drag on...

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August 9, 1994 – The Great Healthcare Debate Of 1994

August 9, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this August 9, 1994, the subject was Healthcare and the debate was in The Senate. The Healthcare measure, proposed by President Clinton was heading to debate and a much-promised filibuster by GOP members. Healthcare had...

1952 GOP Convention 0

Can The GOP Stage A Comeback? 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

1952 Elections – coming up on the close of the GOP Convention in July of 1952. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was chosen as the standard bearer for the Republican Party. And now it was time to assess the chances of a GOP victory come November. Not everyone was convinced it...

Gov. Jerry Brown 0

Gov. Jerry Brown Talks About California In 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

California in 1975. A considerably different state then. But then, as now, it was governed by Edmund G. Brown jr.; Jerry Brown. Son of Pat Brown who presided over California in the 1960s, who was succeeded by Ronald Reagan and then succeeded by Jerry Brown. Jerry Brown during his first...

Al Gore and Future voter 0

August 4, 2000 – Down Along The Campaign Trail

August 4, 2000 – The CBS World News Roundup Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 4, 2000 – an election year, and the campaigns were off and running while the polls were tripping over each other to declare a frontrunner. With a boost of convention momentum and...

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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August 3, 1994 – A Grilling And A Derailment

August 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1994, the Amtrak’s Lakeshore Limited, from New York to Chicago, derailed outside of Buffalo New York, injuring 125 passengers, some of them seriously. In Washington, the infamous Whitewater hearings continued, with a...