Tagged: American Civil War

Democracy And The Constitution in 1936

March 31, 1936 – Democracy And The Constitution In An Era Of Unrest – Past Daily Reference Room

William Hard: Essay on the Constitution – You And Your Government radio series – March 31, 1936 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Democracy and the Constitution – periodically, during our nation’s history, the very basis of our democracy and the principles of the Constitution have come under fire and...

U.S. Congress- 150th

March 4, 1939 – 150th Anniversary Of Congress – Past Daily Reference Room

March 4,1939 – 150th Anniversary celebrations – U.S. Congress – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what would become one of the most widely covered events in broadcast history up to 1939, the gala events surrounding the 150th birthday of the U.S. Congress carried on for the better part of...

Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy Discusses Refugees, Civil Rights and Crime – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Robert F. Kennedy – Issues And Answers- April 22, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Robert F. Kennedy may go down in history as an Attorney General of the United States who oversaw some of the most crucial and important issues of the 1960s. Appointed by his brother,...

University of Texas Shooting 1966

America The Violent – 1969 – The Culture Of Killing – The Society Of Folded Hands – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

America The Violent – NBC Radio Second Sunday – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another School Shooting – another invasion of what once was Safe Haven – another stain on our society. Another period of mourning, of grief, of anger, of hand-wringing. Another period of vows and proclamations....

President Roosevelt

November 15, 1939 – President Roosevelt Lays The Cornerstone At The Jefferson Memorial – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! November 15, 1939 – On this day, President Roosevelt took part in the ceremonies laying the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial. A project which had been in planning stages since 1926. On this day, FDR laid the cornerstone. Copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution,...

MIR Space station Accident 1997

June 26, 1997 – An Accident Aboard MIR And Where In The World Is Pol Pot?

June 26, 1997 – BBC World Service News Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 26, 1997 – a nail biting day for the crew of MIR Space Station, recovering from a collision with a cargo ship the day before, the crew were working in the dark to conserve...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

Horace Silver

Horace Silver – Live At Newport ’58 – Past Daily Downbeat

Horace Silver – Live at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The legendary Horace Silver this week. A influential voice and a pioneer in the early Bop movement. A multi-faceted composer, arranger and band leader as well as instrumentalist, Silver began playing sax and piano...

Chinese refugees leaving Vietnam

May 27, 1978 – Looking For A Way – Looking For A Way Out

May 27, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 27, 1978 was a day full of caution. Cautious optimism, cautious crossing of t’s and dotting of i’s, cautious anticipation of some kind of peace – whether it was East-West or Africa or Vietnam. A...

College campus unrest

To Be A College President In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Comment – Former President of Wisconsin State College Fred Harrington – May 2, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since we’re coming up on an anniversary – the shootings at Kent State during an anti-War Protest, on May 4,1970, I was reminded of how embattled the position of College...