Social Commentary

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Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...

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Call Of The Range – Cliffie Stone And The Plainsmen – 1946 – Past Daily Gallimaufry

Call Of The Range – Cliffie Stone With The Plainsmen – CBS Radio/KNX Los Angeles – October 21, 1946- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is something you absolutely don’t hear anymore. Not unless you already know about, grew up with, have been a fan of or have a propensity...

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When A Special Counsel’s Report Is Delivered – The Starr Report – Clinton-Lewinsky – 1998 -Past Daily Reference Room

Starr Report – delivery to Congress – September 9, 1998 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – While America patiently awaits the arrival of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Report findings over Trump-Russia and the rapidly expanding list of other legal issues, you can’t help but be reminded of a time when...

Dr. Daniel Ellsterg - The Pentagon Papers 0

The Pentagon Papers And The Public’s Right To Know – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Pentagon Papers And The Public’s Right To Know – NBC Radio Special – June 30, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Pentagon Papers – one of the biggest scandals of the 1970s. A scandal which many think had some hand in ending the Vietnam War, certainly changing...

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Hollywood Gossip And A Word From Binnie Barnes – 1944 – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Preview – sponsored by Koret Of California – October 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hollywood in wartime – despite shortages in the labor force, with many actors joining up for service, there was still a thriving industry, cranking out a wide range of films for sheer entertainment...

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When Hearings Go Public – Army-McCarthy – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – June 4, 1954 – CBS Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Army-McCarthy Hearings. Before Trump-Russia, before Whitewater and The Ken Starr Report, before Iran-Contra, before Watergate we had the Army-McCarthy hearings. For the goodly part of 1954 America was glued to their TVs and...

Attorney General Ramsey Clark - 1967 0

Attorney General Ramsey Clark And The Warren Commission – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBS Radio – Face The Nation – Guest: Ramsey Clark – March 12, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Attorney General Ramsey Clark, appointed by President Johnson, and in office less than a month before new revelations and allegations over the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President...

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It’s October 1966 – It’s L.A. – You’re A Teenager – It’s The Weekend – You’re Not Looking Forward To Monday

KBLA – Humble Harve – October 23, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1966. If you had the gross misfortune of graduating Junior High (or Middle School) before the Summer of the year, 1966 for example, Fall or September for you meant starting High School – a lot...

Dope Arrests - 1951 0

Our World’s Little Dope Problem – Estes Kefauver And The United Nations – 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Interview With Estes Kefauver – Senate Crime Committee – March 29, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Elsewhere I posted other articles regarding the drug problems that America was facing in the 1950s. Seems 1951 was a watershed year for dope as several reports and interviews all took place...

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A Seaway Named St. Lawrence – Proposals For A Waterway – 1946 – Past Daily Reference Room

Our Foreign Policy – Proposal For The St. Lawrence Seaway And Power Project – March 9, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The St. Lawrence Seaway, a 189-mile (306-kilometer) stretch of the Seaway between Montreal and Lake Ontario is recognized as one of the most challenging engineering feats in...