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August 2, 1978 – A Canal Called Love.

August 2, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 2, 1978 and an obscure piece of news drifted into this broadcast of The World Tonight, and wound up being one of the biggest and most scandalous stories of the 70’s. The contamination...

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President Reagan Talks About The Economy – April 28, 1981

President Reagan – Address to joint Session of Congress – April 28, 1981 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Reagan, in his first appearance since the assassination attempt on March 30, stood before a joint session of Congress, basking in what was the highest popularity...

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really. 0

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

April 15, 1985 0

April 15, 1985 – In Praise Of Gizmos

  April 15, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Busy day in space, April 15, 1985. The Shuttle Discovery crew was up early, readying for a battery of tests and an attempt to rescue a wayward satellite, spinning out of control. Hopes were pinned...

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows 0

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

April 13, 1992 - NAB Convention 0

April 13, 1992 – What Happens In Vegas . . .

April 13, 1992 – CBS: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 13, 1992 – Big scare for former President Ronald Reagan on this day. While delivering a short speech, thanking the National Association of Broadcasters for an award he had jusut received at their annual convention...

March 24, 1981 - Lech Walesa 0

March 24, 1981 – Squabbles And Solidarity

March 24, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 24, 1981 – the situation in Poland between Solidarity and the government took a tempestuous turn. With recent violence in Bydgoszcz where police attacked local union officials, Solidarity leaders met and argued...

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Barry Goldwater And The Plan For 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Barry Goldwater – Meet The Press – August 5, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Barry Goldwater; part of a new and vocal breed of the Conservative wing of the Republican Party in 1962. Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater represented what was described as the extreme element of the GOP....

February 2, 1985 –  A Siege At Breakfast, A Chopping Block On Capitol Hill 0

February 2, 1985 – A Siege At Breakfast, A Chopping Block On Capitol Hill

February 2, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 2, 1985 – The day started with a prison uprising. Inmates at the Oklahoma Reformatory in Pendleton went on a rampage over an inmate search at Breakfast and finally ended with a negotiated peace by...

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964 0

The Fabulous, But Flawed Economy Of 1964 – Jan. 5, 1964

The Economy in 1964 – ABC Radio Issues and Answers – January 5, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The economy of 1964: More robust, more profit, more expansion than at any other time in U.S. history. The numbers of newly minted wealthy were getting higher by the minute....