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Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan – Portrait In Sound – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Aneurin Bevan – The Member of Abbw Vale: Portrait In Sound – BBC Transcription Service, circa 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Aneurin Bevan is a name that probably rings no bells here in the U.S. – however, ask someone in Britain who Aneurin Bevan was and, depending on...

March 9, 1991

March 9, 1991 – Aftermath Of The Hundred-Hour War

  March 9, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 9, 1991 – Desert Storm was over. The Hundred-hour war was now history. Troops were starting to come home. And hints and revelations it could have gone worse were starting to surface. Before leaving...

January 20, 1989 – New Face In The White House

January 20, 1989 – New Face In The White House

January 20, 1989 – CBS Radio News on the Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 20, 1989 – inauguration day, and the swearing in of the 41st President. Former vice-President George H.W. Bush was poised to take over the Oval Office, the one being vacated this day by...

Talking About The Good Life – Mid Century – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Talking About The Good Life – Mid Century – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

  – Conversation: The Good Life – Mid Century – November 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – What constitutes The Good Life? In mid-century America it ran the gamut. In 1956 we were hot in the throes of conspicuous consumption, and the Good Life to many people meant...

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Henry Wallace Talks About Inflation – It’s Cause, It’s Cure – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Henry Wallace Political Talk – Inflation – Henry Wallace For President Campaign – Sept. 27, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Continuing our revisit of the Henry Wallace 1948 Presidential campaign, here is one of a series of Monday evening talks Wallace gave leading up to election night in...

A Pinatubo State Of Mind – June 11, 1991

A Pinatubo State Of Mind – June 11, 1991

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 11, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy, hectic and confusing day if you were living anywhere near the very active volcano on Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines, this June...

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Keeping Up With The Joneses – April 15, 1959 – KNX-Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine now, but in 1959 Los Angeles was in danger of becoming an overcrowded city, like so many...

High Cost Of Defense – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Oct. 10, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even before his memorable Military-Industrial Complex Farewell address in 1961, President Eisenhower was all too aware of just how out-of-control military spending would become....

Future Of The American City – A debate Between Frank Lloyd Wright And William Zeckendorf – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimuafry

Future Of The American City – A debate Between Frank Lloyd Wright And William Zeckendorf – 1956 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimuafry

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – The Future Of The American City – April 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Ever since the Industrial Revolution, when rural culture gave way to urban sprawl, the question of just what kind of...