Tagged: Barack Obama

Lord Mountbatten funeral 0

September 5, 1979 – Lord Mountbatten Funeral – Soviet Combat Troops In Cuba – Demoting Hurricane David

September 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 5, 1979 – The Royal Family led the procession through Central London to Westminster Abbey to pay final respects to “Uncle Dickie”, Lord Mountbatten, who had been assassinated some 9 days earlier by IRA guerrillas....

Roosevelt High - St. Louis 1966 1

It’s July 1966 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In St. Louis – Paul Revere And The Raiders Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

KXOK – Nick Charles – July 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summer School. You don’t hear about it that much any more, but in 1966 it was a ritual if you were still in School. Taking Summer school held the possibility that you might graduate a semester...

Elvis Mourners - August 17, 1977 0

August 17, 1977 DAE (Day After Elvis) – Mourners Descend On Graceland

August 17, 1977 – CBS News – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1977 – It was the day after the death of Elvis Presley. A wave of nostalgia hit the country as fans by the thousands gathered outside his Graceland home in Memphis to...

Woodstock - aerial view - August 1969 0

August 16, 1969 – A Big Rock Festival In The Little Helpless Town Of Behtel – Woodstock

Become a Patron! August 16, 1969 – While violence raged in Northern Ireland, and casualties mounted daily, on the other side of the Atlantic – on perhaps another planet altogether, some 300,000 people descended on the small farming town of Bethel New York, the site of the 1st Annual Woodstock...

Red Scare 0

August 14, 1951 – President Truman: “Their Attacks Upon Our Liberties Go Almost Unchallenged” – Hate In America; 1950s

August 14, 1951 – Don Hollenbeck for Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1951 – 66 years ago we were in the middle of the Red Scare, but we were also in the middle of something more dark and sinister than the...

Heaven 17 1

Heaven 17 (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Past Daily Nights At The Round Table

Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang – 1981 – Virgin Records Heaven 17 – still around – still gigging. But in 1981 they released this song and they made it clear that, like so many felt at the time, the state of the world was going...

Iran-Iraq Ceasefire talks at UN 0

August 8, 1988 – Hoping For A Ceasefire In Iran-Iraq War

August 8, 1988 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1988 – A day where fingers were crossed at the UN – Secretary General Perez de Cuéllar expressed hopes that a date for a ceasefire in the almost-decade-long Iran-Iraq War would be announced by...

Al Gore - Joe Lieberman 0

August 7, 2000 – Gore Picks Lieberman – Hendrix Gets Dot Com

August 7, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 7, 2000 – Smack in the middle of Convention season and Democrat Al Gore picked Senator Joe Lieberman as his running mate. The Connecticut Senator got the call earlier this day. Gore asked...

Robert McNamara News Conf. Aug. 6, 1964 0

August 6, 1964 – A McNamara News Conference – View From The Pentagon

Robert McNamara News Conference – August 6, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara held a news conference on August 6, 1964 to update news media on the rapidly-escalating situation in Vietnam. After the initial incident, and U.S. retaliation, there were no reports of additional...

Philadelphia 2000 - The RNC Convention 0

August 1, 2000 – Convention 2000: – Philadelphia Gets Its Party Hat On.

August 1, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 2000 – The Republican Convention was in full swing on this day. Inside was a parade of war heroes and confetti. Outside was a parade of teargas and mounted police. On this...