Year-end Review

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945 0

Mayor LaGuardia Sums Up 1945

  Mayor LaGuardia – Address to New York – Dec. 30, 1945 – WNYC – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Mayor LaGuardia. Probably the most colorful Mayor New York witnessed in its history, made his end-of-year address on December 30, 1945. It was also one of his very last addresses...

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990 0

If You Were Around In 1990 And You’re Reading This, You Survived – December 30, 1990

1990 – ABC World News This Year – December 30, 1990 – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1990. A year loaded with contrasts, intrigues and question marks. And all of it came up for review, this December 30th, 1990. The year started on a hopeful note, but...

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare 0

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Voices and Events – December 30, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1951. With the end of this year rapidly approaching, maybe it’s a good idea to look at other years, just to get an idea that things have always been just a little crazy, a little...

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings 0

Thousand Yard Stare 1954 – A Year War Ended-A Year War Waited In The Wings

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: This Was 1954 – Dec. 31, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 60 years ago this night, most people were heading off to New Year‘s Eve celebrations. Some stayed in. And some heard a wrap-up...

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 0

Thousand Yard Stare 1969 – Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – 1969: The Year Of The Mayors – Dec. 28, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. For all that was positive and revolutionary about the 60s, the underlying problems, the discontent, the upheaval and the...

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Mass Murder And The Jesus Fixation – December 31, 1966 – Past Daily: Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News Of The World For 1966 – December 31, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If someone was to attempt to pinpoint exactly when things started to go haywire, they would most likely land on 1966. For all intents...

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New York – 1960 – December 30, 1960 – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WCBS – New York: 1960 – year-end wrap-up – December 30, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Sometimes crazy years happen locally. In this case, it was New York going through the roller-coaster that was called 1960. Presented by WCBS in...

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Paranoia And Polio Shots – Dec. 30, 1955 – Thousand Yard Stare Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – This Was 1955 – December 30, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Continuing the survey of year-ends gone by – here is what December 30th 1955 sounded like. Another set of notches in the Cold War belt, along...

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1968 – Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – 1968: Year of Revolution – December 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 1968 has often been regarded as the year almost everything in our society came crashing down. We lost leaders, we lost faith, we lost innocence,...

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The Pessimism That Was 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS – Correspondents Report – 1966 Since we’re coming up on the end of our first week of the new year, I thought I would get one last “Thousand Yard Stare” at previous years before we packed it up until next December....