Tagged: 1948

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January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

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Eric Hass And The Socialist View Of Things In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eric Hass – Campaign Address – Socialist Labor Party Candidate For President – Nov. 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’ve always thought that American politics was essentially about a two-party system; Republicans and Democrats. The others, which ones they were, had been relegated to such obscurity that...

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Serge Koussevitsky And The Boston Symphony Play The Music Of Walter Piston – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Boston Symphony – Serge Koussevitsky, Conductor – Walter Piston – Symphony No. 3 (Radio Premier) – April 13, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection More Americana this weekend. The Radio premier of Walter Piston’s Symphony Number 3, broadcast on April...

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Leonard Bernstein In Rehearsal 1948 – Past Daily: Holiday Gallimaufry

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Boston Symphony In Rehearsal – Leonard Bernstein, guest Conductor – December 27, 1948 Since it is Christmas and we’re more or less in Holiday mode, I thought I would dig out a few things I’ve been wondering where to put during...

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A Word About Foreign Policy From Sumner Welles – December 11th 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sumner Welles – UN Address – Dec. 11, 1948 With the Cold War unfolding, Independence movements springing up everywhere and disputes breaking out all around the Post-War World, it was a crucial period in U.S. history that a cohesive Foreign Policy was...

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Palestine Question – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine – 1948 With the current escalation of violence over Gaza, casualties rising by the minute and the threat of a ground war growing hourly, here’s a reminder that the entire region has been in turmoil for...

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R.I.P. GOP – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Chicago Univ. Roundtable – Republicans 1948 No one was more surprised by the outcome of the 1948 Presidential election than Republicans and Mainstream Media. Since the campaign started, it was almost assured that Republican candidate Thomas E. Dewey would be a shoe-in...

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Oubradous Plays Challan – 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Become a Patron! Another of the lately-less known French composers featured this weekend. Rene Challan is probably better recognized among collectors as the producer of some of the great recording sessions to come out of France in the 1950’s and 1960’s, associated with EMI France (Path√® Marconi). But he was...

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The State Of Social Security In 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: America United-Social Security 6-27-48 In my continuing coverage of the Health Care debate and its historic place in our political life, here comes another debate via the NBC Radio program “America United” hosted by David Brinkley from June 27, 1948. This debate,...

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Jacque Dupont Plays Jacque Dupont – In Concert 1948 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Jacque-Dupont – Divertissement for Piano And Orch. 1948 Sometimes history can be frustrating. In the case of this recording, it’s a matter of damaged discs coupled with not the best recording at the time. A world premier performance of the Divertissement For...