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New York World's Fair 1939

October 30, 1939 – Closing The New York World’s Fair (For The Winter)

It was October 30, eighty-one years ago that the 1939 New York World’s Fair came to a close for the winter. Scheduled to re-open in May of 1940. The World of Tomorrow, as it was referred to, was a hugely ambitious project – the second largest and most expensive World’s...

Germans evacuating Aachen

October 29, 1944 – Allied Forces Sweeping Holland – Aachen Looks For A Mayor – Japan Looks For A New Prime Minister.

October 29, 1944 – World News Today – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 29, 1944 – Upbeat news from the Western Front. Dispatches coming in reporting Allied forces have been sweeping through Holland, at last report taking control of the Southern town of Breda in the...

Thomas E. Dewey (L) and Earl Warren (R)

Earl Warren Campaigns For VP – October 28, 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Warren – GOP vice-Presidential Nominee addresses crowd at the Civic Auditorium in San Francisco – October 28, 1948. The 1948 Presidential election season was an interesting one. Not only was it miscalculated, but it also gave us one candidate who made a lasting impact on our country for many...

Arthur H – In Session 2014 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Rock Without Borders/Session Edition

Further evidence that the Internet is one of the truly most astonishing innovations in recent memory is the amount of access one has to just about every corner and crevasse on the globe, and every musical taste that goes along with it. Case in point – tonight’s Soundbooth features a...

FDR - October 27, 1944

October 27, 1944 – A Campaign Stump Speech From FDR

October 27, 1944 – FDR Campaign Address – Shibe Park, Philadelphia – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In many ways a poles-apart contrast to the Presidential campaign of this year, the Presidential Campaign of 72 years ago was an unprecedented Fourth-term run for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Coupled...

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

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

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)

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

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...