Vietnam War

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Kaleidoscope – Live At The 1968 Newport Folk Festival – Past Daily Soundbooth

Not to be confused with the UK Psych band of the same name, the U.S. Kaleidoscope were one of the more eclectic assemblages of musicians ever to hit the stage in the 1960s. Incorporating a wild array of Middle Eastern instruments and freely tossing World Beat rhythms into their songs...

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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated  President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

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February 19, 1965 – Shapes Of Things – Attempted Coup In Saigon – Attempted Extremists In Germany.

History doesn’t preserve itself, it needs your help: Become a Patron! As if there weren’t enough indications that America had gotten itself involved in a shooting war in Vietnam sooner rather than later, an abortive coup attempt to overthrow the Military junta of General Khanh took place in Saigon beginning...

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February 1969 – San Francisco State Student Strike – State Of Protest In America – Past Daily Reference Room/Voices Of Protest

February 14, 1969 – Commonwealth Club Of California – Lecture by Leo McClatchy, San Francisco State College – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – History doesn’t preserve itself: Become a Patron! 1969 Student strikes. Protest over a myriad of issues. The decade would be ending in a flurry of confrontations and...

Vietnam War Protest - New York 1967 0

February 15, 1967 – Protesting The Vietnam War – Calling Up The Reserves – It’s No Longer Cassius Clay –

February 15, 1967 – Sixth Hour News – WNBC New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1967 – News today was about Vietnam – the Vietnam War and protesting the Vietnam War. Starting with Defense Secretary Robert McNamara saying he doubted the bombing of North Vietnam in...

Youth - 1970

1970 – Youth Culture, Society And Protest: Myths And Realities – Past Daily Reference Room

June 12, 1970 – Stephen Hess – Commonwealth Club Of California Lecture – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the tide of opposition to the ongoing Vietnam War grew larger, and in 1970 more lethal, the issue of Youth Culture; Americas Youth, Youth in protest, youth and drugs, youth and...

Canter's 1967

It’s 1967 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s Monday Night, October 2, And BMR Means Better Music Radio on KFWB

Another installment of Teenage life in the 1960s and the L.A. Radio that was inseparable along with it. Tonight it’s BMR and KFWB and Monday night, October 2, 1967. The news was strange – San Francisco just had the Death of Hippy march in the Haight earlier – the new...

For Draft Evaders, Clemency was a bust.

January 29, 1975 – Ford Extends Draft Evasion Clemency – Bomb Threats, Bombs And Explosions – The Up And Down Economy.

January 29, 1975 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 29, 1975 – News for this day had much to do with President Ford’s Clemency program for Draft Evaders of the Vietnam War. It wasn’t met with universal acceptance on the one hand, nor was it...

January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

January 1, 1961 – Days Of Future Murk – A New Year Look Ahead – Past Daily Reference Room

Most News programs spend the first day of a new year looking back on the events of the previous one. In 1961 however, January 1st was spent looking ahead. It was a year in transition for the White House. President Kennedy was poised to take over, come January 22nd and...