Veterans

FDR - State of the Union in Wartime

January 6, 1945-State Of The Union In Wartime – President Roosevelt Addresses Congress And The Nation

This January 6th we were still in the midst of a World War. The optimism which followed the Allied invasion of Europe in the Summer of 1944 was interrupted by a surprise German counterattack in Belgium and Luxembourg just before Christmas. It threatened to cut the allied advance in half....

Anti-War Protests 1960s

President Ford Proposes Amnesty – September 16, 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – Amnesty Proposal for Vietnam era Deserters and resisters – September 16, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The War in Southeast Asia; the seemingly endless conflict that consumed Vietnam, as well as Cambodia and Laos and left them countries enveloped in widespread destruction for almost three...

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...