Veterans

Vietnam - August 1966

Week In Vietnam: 99 Killed In Action – August 4, 1966

Vietnam Update -August 4, 1966 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Vietnam War dragged on, some news outlets began weekly reports on the status of fighting, and giving casualty figures. ABC Radio had Vietnam Update – this one; report #38, comes from August 4,...

Vietnam - The War that Will Not End - 1972

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – May11, 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – NBC Radio Documentary – May 11, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – By 1972 the American people were long over the Vietnam War – even those who supported it in the beginning were turning against it now. Two years earlier, there...

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

April 14, 2016 – Raising Money, Raising Eyebrows

  Okay, this is serious  – we didn’t budge yesterday. No pledges, no contributions – a big chunk of silence descended over the proceedings. I can’t tell you how much we need your support – it’s crucial to our survival, and every penny we’re raising goes straight into maintaining Past...

March 17, 1942

March 17, 1942 – Yanks In Oz – Enter: The Draft

March 17, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 17, 1942 – War in the Pacific is ramping up. U.S. troops arrive on Australian soil, amid fears an invasion by Japan is imminent. Still, repeated air attacks on Japanese positions are putting a crimp in...

January 28, 1973 – Ceasefire

January 28, 1973 – Ceasefire

January 28, 1973 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 28, 1973 – The first official day of what was hoped to be Peace in Vietnam. The accords were signed in Paris and a ceasefire went into effect at 8:00 am in South Vietnam. The last...

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005

‘This Is A Flawed Policy, Wrapped In Illusion’ – November 18, 2005

– CBS Weekend Roundup – Week Ending November 18, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 10 years ago today – not that long ago, but the issues are the same; the reactions and fallout are the same. In a strange way much has changed, but ultimately nothing has, in...

Waiting For The Next Chapter – August 25, 1945

Waiting For The Next Chapter – August 25, 1945

– News for August 25, 1945 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for August 25th in 1945 was about preparing for Allied Occupation forces set to land in Japan. Delayed over bad weather for two days, the Third Fleet was going ahead and was getting ready...

August 12, 1945 – Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute

– NBC – World News Roundup – News Of The World – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – WOR-MBS – News and programming from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! August 12, 1945...

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

– News reports – NBC/CBS – August 10, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 10th, 70 years ago was full of anticipation mixed with caution. Shortly after reports of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb attack surfaced, and after President Truman went to address the nation on...