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October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

Media In America - 1970 0

1970 – America And The Media: One Nation, Under Stress. The State Of Radio And TV In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room.

John W. Macy – Pres. Corporation For Public Broadcasting – Commonwealth Club of California lecture – November 13, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It’s interesting that, fifty years ago, the complaint was about the vast irrelevance of our Television and Radio media. And a decade before that, we...

The 80s Looking At The 60s 0

It’s 1982 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Decided You Don’t Like The 80s Anymore – The 60s Speak To You.

KLOS-FM – Bob Coburn – July 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Two years into it and the 80s suck – you hate everything about it – the music, the hair, the clothes. Everybody is listening to New Wave – New Wave is boring. You want the 60s. Your...

Jerry Jeff Walker (1942-2020) 0

Jerry Jeff Walker – In Concert From San Francisco – 1991 – (Jerry Jeff Walker: 1942-2020) Backstage Pass Tribute Edition

Jerry Jeff Walker – in concert at The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco – June 28, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Continuing the seemingly daily dose of loss, reports (and confirmations) that Music legend Jerry Jeff Walker died earlier today at 78 from Throat Cancer, leaving a...

Iran-Iraq War 0

October 23, 1980 – Double Digit Inflation And Dismal News For The White House – The Iran-Iraq War: Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr. . .

A day full of politics, both Domestic and Foreign, this October 23, 1980. Starting with the Presidential election and the race, the rhetoric and the banter back and forth between President Carter and hopefuls Reagan and Anderson. The economic news wasn’t rosy – with the Labor Department reporting that consumer...

Cuban Missile Crisis 0

October 22, 1962 – October Mayhem. The Cuban Missile Crisis.

News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War paranoia, it was the worst case scenario come to life. Ever since the revolution in Cuba in 1959, and the overthrow of the Battista government for the one set...

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October 21, 1936 – FDR Talks About Taxes And Social Security – Campaign ’36

With all the talk about Taxes and Social Security and all the fear being bandied about in recent years, here are a few words on that subject, delivered by President Roosevelt during a campaign stop in Worcester, Massachusetts on October 21, 1936, 79 years ago. President Roosevelt: “I want to...

Winston Churchill 0

October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill – An Address To America

October 16, 1938 – Winston Churchill: An Address To The American People – combined networks – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On October 16, 1938, Member of Parliament Winston Churchill broadcast directly to the United States. The speech is an impassioned appeal for greater American involvement in Europe in the...

Sylvester "Pat" Weaver - TV innovator 1

Cable TV Versus Free TV – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Pay TV vs. Free TV – Sylvester “Pat” Weaver – Vincent Wasilewski – Commonwealth Club of Calif. May 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A debate featuring former NBC President Sylvester “Pat” Weaver and Vincent Wasilewski, President of the National Association of Broadcasters. The subject was Cable Television,...

Your Homeroom - 1968 6

It’s May 1968 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You’re Going To Graduate High School – Here’s That Future Everybody Was Talking About.

KRLA – Dave Hull Show – May 5, 1968 – Ellis Feaster Collection – May 1968- big things going on in the rest of the world this month, but for you it’s a month until graduation. Finally – after 12 years it’s over. All over but the shouting. And of...