Tagged: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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...

Prsident Truman address to Congress

September 6, 1945 – The Road Back To Peace

September 6, 1945 – President Truman Post-War Peace proposals and Policies Discussion – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 6, 1945 – With the War over a little less than a month, the road back to Peace and life-before-War was foremost on everyone’s minds. On this day, the new Emergency...

President Reagan - Contra Support t-shirt

May 3, 1987 – And Now, The Contras.

May 3, 1987 – CBS Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 3, 1987 – Just ahead of the hearings over U.S. involvement in clandestine support for the Nicagarua Contras, who were in the midst of fighting the leftist government of Daniel Ortega. President Reagan...

Closing Chapter – September 1, 1945

Closing Chapter – September 1, 1945

– CBS Radio – Reports on Surrender Ceremonies – September 1, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 70 years ago today, and 6 years to the day since it first began, World War 2 was officially over. With the signing of the surrender by Japan, the war had finally...

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945

Facing Full And Complete Occupation – August 27, 1945

– NBC Radio News – August 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As preparations were finishing up, the 3rd Fleet was moving into Segami Bay and the first of several contingents of U.S. troops were preparing to land on Japanese shores, starting the beginning of the first full...

President Eisenhower Gives A Report Card On The 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954

President Eisenhower Gives A Report Card On The 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954

– President Eisenhower – Address on the recess of the 83rd Congress – August 23, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the adjourning of the 83rd Congress, in August of 1954, President Eisenhower took to the airwaves to give a report on what was accomplished and what still...

‘War Is Over – War Is Over – Peace Has Come – Peace Has Come!’ – August 14, 1945

– August 14, 1945 – Mutual – 12 Noon-2:00pm – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – NBC Radio – News – August 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 14th, 70 years ago, was like the end of terminal waiting. The news the war in...

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

– Chicago University Roundtable: Atomic Force: It’s Meaning for Mankind – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the world waited for the official end of World War 2, and as the effects of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to settle in, the question...

August 12, 1945 – Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute

– NBC – World News Roundup – News Of The World – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – WOR-MBS – News and programming from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! August 12, 1945...

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

Feelers And Mixed Signals – August 10, 1945

– News reports – NBC/CBS – August 10, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 10th, 70 years ago was full of anticipation mixed with caution. Shortly after reports of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb attack surfaced, and after President Truman went to address the nation on...