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Gerald Ford

October 12, 1973 – Who Is Gerald Ford? – Nixon Appoints A New VP.

Just as America was reeling from the shock of vice-President Spiro Agnew‘s resignation amid a flurry of accusations of improprieties, President Nixon announced the selection of House Minority leader and Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan as his Number 2. On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and...

Insurance Ad - 1939

America’s Little Insurance Problem – 1940 – The Fleece Factor And Morris H. Siegel. Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Insurance – an integral and inescapable part of our national fabric; the thing that hounds us, protects us and promises us. The thing most abused, exploited and feared. Because we are a society pretty much based on fear, the notion of being “left unprotected” is something we’ve...

George Bush - Rumors that Mom went ballistic

November 3, 2000 – Election 2000: The Last Minute Surprise

November 3, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 3, 2000 – Days before Election 2000, the last minute mud was being slung around the campaign trail. This time in the form of the uncovering of a DUI (Driving Under the...

Andrei Gromyko

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...

Nguyen Van Thieu

October 13, 1972 – Bubbling Peace, Brewing Scandal

October 13, 1972; a lot happening that didn’t seem all that earth shattering at the time, but which wound up becoming game changers in our country’s history. News began with the Peace efforts over the Vietnam War and the major obstacles blocking a settlement. For the previous several days there...

Anita Hill - Clarence Thomas Hearings 1991

October 10, 1991 – Hill Goes To The Hill – The Ever-present Stain Of Harrassment

October 10, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 10, 1991 – and the atmosphere around Capitol Hill was going to get very thick with outrage. Days after revelations that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas was accused of Sexual harassment by a former colleague,...

Teenagers in L.A. - 1979

You’re No Longer A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s April 1979 – This Is The Modern World And KROQ Explains It All To You – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KROQ-FM – April 2, 1979 – Mike Raphone w/Fee Waybill of The Tubes and Brent Kalen – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Between 1969 and 1979 life in L.A. changed. A lot. The Earth moved, radio changed, music changed, Teenagers; not so much. If you were a teenager in 1969,...

Chicago 1968

The Whole World Is Watching: The Status Of News Gathering In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 1 The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 2 As election years go, 2016 may go down as one of the most horrific in our history. However, the same...

September 20, 2001

September 20, 2001 – Age Of Anxiety

September 20, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup – NPR Special Coverage: President Bush – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 20, 2001 – The Age of Anxiety. Fifteen years ago and not that many days since the fateful events had unfolded in New York. But in those few short...