Tagged: Cold War

Africa - Independence on the move

G. Mennen Williams Goes To Africa – Meet The Press – 1961 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

  G. Mennen Williams – Meet The Press – Discussion on Africa – March 28, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Assistant Secretary Of State for African Affairs G. Mennen Williams returned from a month-long tour of sixteen African nations, he returned with a suitcase full of mixed messages....

Kirill Kondrashin

Kirill Kondrashin And The Amsterdam Concertgebouw Play Music Of Mozart And Strauss – 1972 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam – Kirill Kondrashin, Cond – Jan Wijn, Piano – Nov. 29, 1972 – VPRO – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A short but historic concert this week – the legendary Amsterdam Concertgebouw, conducted by Kirill Kondrashin with Dutch pianist Jan Wijn in a performance of the Mozart...

British Troops - Maginot Line

November 5, 1939 – Day In The Life Of A Phony War

Arthur Mann Reporting from London – November 5, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – During that period of time, between September of 1939 and May of 1940, known as The Phony War. Preparations were being made in anticipation of another long series of trench battles – just as it...

Dr. Edward Teller

A Few Words With Dr. Edward Teller – Father Of The H-Bomb – 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dr. Edward Teller – Meet The Press – September 1, 1963 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dr. Edward Teller – Father of the H-Bomb, being interview during this episode of the NBC series Meet The Press on his resistance to the Nuclear de-armament Treaty, then in...

Norman Mailer - 1968

Norman Mailer And The Anti-War Movement – 1968 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Norman Mailer – Book Beat – May 4, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Norman Mailer- variously described as one of the greatest writers of his generation, an outspoken critic of society, a narcissist, an insufferable ego – a combination of everything. Whatever your personal feelings about Norman Mailer are,...

Edward Benes

October 5, 1938 – Edward Benes Farewell Address (English Translation)

October 5, 1938 – Radio Prague – English Translation of Speech by Edward Benes – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Edward Benes, President of Czechoslovakia from 1935 until his resignation in 1938 was strongly opposed to the German annexation of what was known as the Sudeten territory in Czechoslovakia. Abandoned...

Eleanor Roosevelt - Meet The Press

Eleanor Roosevelt Discusses Mid-Term Elections – Democrats – Women In Politics – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Eleanor Roosevelt – Meet The Press – October 26, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, contrary to fading into the woodwork and living our her days in peaceful obscurity, took to the world political stage after the death of her husband, Franklin, and...

America's Future

Does America Have A Future? – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

America Future – NPR – National Town Meeting – July 2, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Does America have a future? Even in 1975, the question alone brought an avalanche of grimaces, shrugged shoulders and baffled Thousand Yard Stares. Nobody really knew – all they could do was...

Fighting in Nicaragua

September 15, 1978 – Nicaragua: Dusk To Dawn Curfews – Rebel-Held Towns

September 15, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1978 – Independence day in Nicaragua. Fighting continued between government troops and insurgents trying to overthrow the military government of Anastasio Somoza. Most of the hostilities appeared to be taking place to the north...

Smoking Marijuana

“The Drug Problem Has Exploded Into Frightening Proportions” – John E. Ingersoll: Bureau Of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs – 1970

John E. Ingersoll – Bureau Of Narcotics And Dangerous Drugs – Meet The Press – August 16, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1970, statistics showed that the drug problem in the U.S. had achieved epidemic proportions – the leader in this perceived problem was Marijuana. According to...