Tagged: Cold War

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

President Eisenhower and Nikita Khruschev - 1959

September 25, 1959 – Ike And Khrushchev At Camp David.

Subscribers can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! As a hopefully cautious sign of a thaw in East-West relations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, at the invitation of President Eisenhower, visited the United States for a summit meeting at Camp David to discuss a wide range of topics. Members...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

September 13, 1951 – Advances In Korea – A Future For Germany – A New Job For Marshall

Become a Patron! News for this September 13th in 1950, came from the legendary newscaster Edward R. Murrow and his daily news program Edward R. Murrow And The News. And the news was cautious. In Korea, it was reported that General Walker claimed the days of retreat for UN forces...

August 1, 1978 – Rumors Of Sharansky – Lifting The Turkey Embargo – Middle-East Pessimism

Become a Patron! News for August 1, 1978 had much to do with rumors surrounding a pending major East-West Prisoner exchange. At the center of the rumors was Soviet dissident Anatoly Sharanksy and hints he would be swapped for 2 Soviet Spies being held in the U.S. Speculation was fueled...

Monte Carlo gets their first crap table.

July 24, 1949 – Pondering NATO – Embracing Les Craps – Mistaken Identities

– Certainly not a dull week in history, this July in 1949. Starting off with fears and accusations coming from Britain over post-War Germany and a repudiation of claims from Sir Winston Churchill that he demanded total destruction and complete surrender of Germany at the end of World War 2....

Children in Europe - 1946

Relief And Recovery: A question Of Food – Coming Cold War: A Question Of Meddling – 1946 – UNRRA And The Russia-Iranian Dispute

Cedric Foster – News And Comment – April 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1946 signified one year since the end of World War 2. In that year, the world went from a sigh of relief to an uneasy holding of breath, to glimpses of an uncertain future. In...

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer And Cold-War Germany – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Konrad Adenauer – Meet The Press – March 20, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, oldest elected Statesman ever to function in office (according to British historian Roy Jenkins) was in Washington ahead of the much-anticipated Summit between President Eisenhower and Chairman Khruschev of...

Harry Truman - 1952

March 29, 1952 – President Truman: Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner – Presidents Being Presidential

President Truman: Jefferson-Jackson Day Address – March 29, 1952 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Truman addressing fellow Democrats at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner on March 29, 1952. Harry S. Truman had the unenviable task of filling the shoes of Franklin Roosevelt when, as vice-President, he was thrust...