Presidents

Sadat - Begin - November 19, 1977 0

November 19, 1977 – Anwar Sadat In Israel –

Few realized it at the time, but the historic moment unfolding on this November 19th in 1977 was also a signal for the end of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. In a bold move, some thought foolhardy in retrospect, after years of negotiations concluding with the Camp David Accords, a peace...

NAFTA - Clinton 0

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

Vote Counting In Florida 0

November 16, 2000 – Counting By Hand In Florida

November 16, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 2000 – Election 2000 was still raging on. The vote was too close to call. It all boiled down to Florida. And as of this day, the Florida Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to...

1968 0

November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

Berlin - November 9, 1989 0

November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...

Election 2000 0

November 6, 2000 – ‘I Think We’re Gonna Be Here A Long Time On Election Night’ – Election 2000.

20 years ago today it was the eve of Election 2000. Considered too close to call even the day before – polls were calling it even, giving George Bush a 4 point lead, Gore a 4 point lead – everyone put in a margin-of-error at 6 points. Poll workers were...

Election 1960 0

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night 1960 – America Votes And Waits

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2020 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Election Night 1964 0

November 3, 1964 – America Votes – Election Night In America

56 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn. Republican nominee Barry Goldwater represented a decidedly hard turn to the right, anticipated during the 1962 mid-term elections. Goldwater represented the backlash to the Civil Rights movement and to the...

FDR - 1936 0

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

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America Votes – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman had ascended to the presidency in April 1945 after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Defeating attempts to drop him from the ticket, Truman won the presidential nomination at the 1948 Democratic National Convention. The Democratic convention’s civil rights plank caused a walk-out by several Southern delegates, who...