Tagged: Cold War

January 11, 1956 – Will He, Or Won’t He? 0

January 11, 1956 – Will He, Or Won’t He?

  January 11, 1956 – Listen To Washington – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 11, 1956 – this day 60 years ago was all about speculation over whether or not President Eisenhower would seek a second term in office. His health issues had many concerned –...

Election 1960 – Pondering And Speculation – Tea Leaves And Trances 0

Election 1960 – Pondering And Speculation – Tea Leaves And Trances

Election 1960 – Political issues – The Open Mind – January 17, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Election 1960 – same as it always was; speculation, mulling over the issues, who was a frontrunner, what did each of the parties want – who was likely to be sitting...

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965 0

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965

– Gemini 6 -aborted launch – CBS News – December 12, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gemini 6, which was originally scheduled for launch in October, was planned to last 46 hours and complete some 29 orbits as well as perform four dockings with an Agena Target vehicle,...

Love In America 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry 0

Love In America 1955 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– Love In America – Conversation 1955 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Love in America in 1955. It didn’t seem like such a hot-button topic, but people were starting to question things; the status quo, the reason why some traditions were the way they were. In...

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947 0

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

– NBC Radio News Of The World – December 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News about the Cold War overseas and discontent over Price Controls at home, for this December 3rd in 1947. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson predicted a dramatic rise in Meat prices for 1948 unless...

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947 0

Cold War And Witch Hunts – November 25, 1947

– NBC News Of The World – November 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as...

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961 0

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

– ABC Radio – Pakistan: A Warning To The West – November 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1961, Pakistan was making the news. Not that a crisis had broken out. In fact Pakistani President General Ayub Kahn visited Washington earlier in the year...

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950 0

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

– NBC Radio – Voices And Events – November 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The endless debate on Foreign Policy – where America stood in the world. The World in conflict once again – the Cold War getting colder. That was much of what dominated the news...

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Veterans Day/Remembrance Day – The War To End All Wars 1914-1918 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Voices Of World War 1 – 1914-1918 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Originally known as Armistice Day, and in England it’s still known as Remembrance Day, Veteran’s Day (as it’s now known here) came about as the result of the end of World War 1, The War To End...

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955 0

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

– NBC – Listen To Washington – November 2,1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War became a permanent fixture for life in the 1950s, so were the Summit conferences taking place in Geneva. Seemingly, ever few months, some gathering of Superpowers would take place to iron...