Presidents

LBJ - Voting Rights Bill Signing - August 6, 1965 0

August 6, 1965 – LBJ Signs The Voting Rights Act

LBJ- Signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965 – August 6, 1965 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 6, 1965 – LBJ signs into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965. President Johnson: Wednesday I will send to Congress a law designed to eliminate illegal barriers...

Alija Izetbecovic - Bosnian President 0

August 3, 1993 – The Peace Talks In Geneva – The Floods In Missouri – The Economic Package In The Oval Office.

August 3, 1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 was raging on without letup. The latest in emergencies was in the direction of historic St. Genevieve, Missouri where flood waters were rapidly heading for a crest of 49 feet. Residents were asked, then warned, then ordered to evacuate. Overnight the...

September - The Village - 1965

It’s September 10, 1965 – You’re A Teenager – Your Radio Is Starting To Sound A Little Different – Maybe It’s You And Maybe It’s The World In General –

WMCA – September 10, 1965 – Rob Frankel Collection – Things happen fast, especially when you’re growing up. What happened in February is a million miles and two light years away from what’s going on in September. You’re starting to feel serious – you don’t feel like laughing so much...

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...

President Eisenhower - 1954

1954 – President Eisenhower Addresses The Al Smith Memorial Dinner On Human Rights And Medical Care – Past Daily: Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower Address at Al Smith Dinner – October 21, 1954 – Waldorf-Astoria Hotel – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another installment of Past Daily’s occasional series “Presidents Being Presidential”. Here is an address by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, made during the occasion of the 10th annual Memorial Dinner for...

President Johnson (and Dean Rusk) - 1967

June 19, 1967 – President Johnson Addresses The Crisis In The Middle-East.

In an address before the Department of State Foreign Policy Conference for Educators on June 19, 1967, President Johnson declared that recent events had proved the wisdom of five principles of peace in the Middle East. The first and greatest principle, he stated, was that “every nation in the area...

WPA Workers - 1939

June 23, 1939 – The WPA – Rep. Kent Keller: “There Is No Excuse For Starvation”

We’re here because you are – chip in by clicking on the link right here: Become a Patron! The WPA (Works Progress Administration) – The WPA Conference in Washington D.C. being held on June 26, 1939. Ahead of that conference, Congressman Kent E. Keller gave a radio address on the...

Unions 1947

June 19, 1947 – Unions And Strike Votes – Rent Control Legislation – Capitol Hill And Harry Truman.

If you haven’t already, consider: Become a Patron! June 19, 1947 – A relatively calm day. Or calm before the storm, depending on how you looked at it. The matter at hand had to do with Unions and America’s labor force – the issue of strikes and the quality of...

Robert F. Kennedy - Campaign '68

Robert F. Kennedy – Town Hall Address – Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles – April 19, 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Robert F. Kennedy – Address to Town Hall meeting – Biltmore hotel – April 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The election year 1968 – a year of tremendous upheaval, uncertainty, conflict, protest and glimmers of hope. No question, Robert F. Kennedy was poised to take the lead...

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...