U.S. Intervention

January 6, 1941- State Of The Union – FDR And Four Freedoms

Become a Patron! Seventy-nine years ago today, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered the annual State Of The Union Address which has become known as The Four Freedoms Address. FDR: “In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms....

October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

Vietnam - the turning point

July 19, 1965 – “Not Since Korea” – Vietnam Takes A Turn – Funeral For Adlai Stevenson

Or click on the Link: News for July 19, 1965 Become a Patron! In what was described by commanders in the field as the worst fighting since The Korean War, the war in Vietnam took a new and deadly turn, this day in July, 1965. Despite attempts by The Pentagon...

An Address By Sen. Hiram Johnson – America First Committee – May 31, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator Hiram Johnson (R-Calif.) – Address for American First Committee – May 31, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The name of Hiram Johnson may not ring many bells today – but during the last century he was a popular, elected four times to the Senate (and dying while...

A Chat With Citizen Ky – Nguyen Cao Ky Of South Vietnam – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Nguyen Cao Ky – ABC Issues and Answers – May 11, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Nguyen Cao Ky; former Air Marshall of the South Vietnamese air force, former Premier, former vice-President – and in 1975, celebrated refugee living in a Refugee center at Camp Pendleton after the...

President Ford - Press Conference

March 6,1975 – The Situation In Cambodia – Pres. Ford’s Press Conference –

March 6, 1975 – President Ford’s Press Conference – The Situation In Cambodia – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1975 – As the situation in Cambodia grew dimmer and as Vietnam was getting ready to capitulate, President Ford held his 10th Press Conference since taking office – he...

Secretar of State George C. Marshall

Secretary Of State Marshall Has A Plan 1947 – Reference Room

Secretary Of State Marshall – Report on London Conference – December 19, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State George C. Marshall, was the architect of what became known as The Marshall Plan for European Recovery. In 1947, Europe was still in the midst of reeling from...

Post-War Europe

December 21, 1947 – A Plan Named Marshall

December 21,1947 – Story Behind The Headlines – Marshall Plan news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State George Marshall put together a plan for the economic rehabilitation and the reconstruction of post-war Europe. Two years after the end of World War 2, Europe was still struggling under...