War

Berlin Calling 0

April 21-22, 1940 – “Germany Calling” – “Rome Calling” – “Paris Calling” – The Day Through Different Eyes.

April 22, 1940 – Radio Berlin – Radio Paris – EIAR, Rome – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 22, 1940 – News from Germany this day, via Radio Berlin told of the situation unfolding in Norway and how it was now down to a battle between ships and airplanes....

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The GOP And Vietnam’s Point Of No Return – Senator Peter Dominick – Meet The Press 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Senator Peter H. Dominick – NBC Radio: Meet The Press – April 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1967 – The war in Vietnam was grinding on – almost three years since the infamous Gulf of Tonkin, but a year before the 1968 elections. Turning point...

Lights Back on In London 0

April 2, 1949 – When The Lights Went Back On In London – Past Daily Reference Room

BBC World Service – London Letter – March 23, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1949 was a significant day if you were a Londoner. Difficult to imagine, but London had been under black-out/dim-out conditions since September 1939 – almost ten years, almost five since the war...

Embassy personnel leaving Cambodia 0

March 11, 1975 – Uneasy In Cambodia – Capitol Hill: Too Little Too Late – Detroit: Good News For A Change

March 11, 1975 – NBC Nightly News (audio) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 11, 1975. An uneasy day in Cambodia – a dramatic and sweeping shakeup in the government of Lon Nol which many believed was a move to get talks started with the Khmer Rouge. The shakeup...

President Roosevelt - 1943 0

February 12, 1943 – President Roosevelt Addresses The White House Correspondents Dinner – Past Daily Reference Room

President Franklin Roosevelt – Address to the White House Correspondents Dinner – Feb. 12, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12 was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday – this address given by FDR on the occasion of Lincoln’s Birthday was also an assessment of the recently concluded Casablanca Conference. Here...

Korean War - 1951 0

January 12, 1951 – Korean War – “Fifty Percent Of People Do Not Take An Interest In Politics Unless It Affects Them” – Civility In The Halls Of Government.

January 12, 1951 – CBS Radio: Hear It Now With Edward R. Murrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 12, 1951 – The end of the second week of the new year. And judging by the reports, the year is starting out pretty the same as it ended 1950....

Command Performance - Armed Forces Radio 0

Christmas In Wartime – Command Performance Dec. 24, 1942 – Past Daily Holiday Pop Chronicles

All Radio Networks – Command Performance – Dec. 24, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Christmas in Wartime. One of the notable aspects of World War 2, aside from it being the first war to be broadcast as extensively as it was, it was the War that took entertainment...