Tagged: Cold War

President Eisenhower

An Eisenhower Press Conference 1955 – The Reference Room

  President Eisenhower – Press Conference – May 31, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Presidential Press Conferences during the Eisenhower years. Continuing a look at Presidential press conferences from the past few decades, President Eisenhower during his two terms of office. 1955 put America right in the middle...

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot – Putin zazhigayet kostry – 2012 – Nights At The Round Table

Pussy Riot – Putin zazhigayet kostry – August 2012 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Pussy Riot – remember them? The Russian Punk band/Social movement who grabbed the world’s attention with a little ditty entitled Putin zazhigayet kostry (Putin Lights Fires)? And subsequently landed two of the band members in Prison...

North Korea Nuclear site

December 14, 1991 – Deal Breakers – North Korea/South Korea Non-Aggression Pact

December 14, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 14, 1991 – After spending a considerable amount of time negotiating a non-aggression pact between North Korea and South Korea, and signing the pact only the day before; word came out that, in fact North...

South Vietnamese Army

November 21, 1961 – The Slippery Slope Of Nation-Building – Past Daily Reference Room

November 21, 1961 – NBC Radio: Emphasis With Chet Huntley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1961 was shaping up to being a very interesting year. It was the first full year of a new administration and the Cold War showed no signs of letting up. Coupled with the growing...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

Sadat-Begin

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin And The Peace Prize

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin Peace Prize + other news – CBS/NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28, 1978 began on a hopeful note – announced the previous evening, the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was being awarded to Egypt‘s Anwar Sadat and Israel‘s Menachem Begin. The reason...

Earl Browder - Communist Party of America

October 10, 1940 – The Communist Party Of America

  October 10, 1940 – Campaign talk by Earl Browder – American Communist Party Candidate for President – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Yes, America had an active Communist Party in the 1940 election – there was a Presidential candidate as well as numerous State and local candidates running for...