Tagged: Conventions

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Truman Talks Point 4 – June 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman address to Newspaper Guild – Point 4 Program – June 28, 1950 On this day in 1950, President Truman introduced an idea that, had it not been mired in the outbreak of the Korean War only a few days...

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No Knight – No Magic Wand: An Interview With Barbara Jordan -1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Straight Talk With Barbara Jordan – March 24, 1975 Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan shot to fame in the 1970s as part of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings. She was also the first Black Woman elected to Congress from...

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Vatican Meltdown – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS – Drama at The Vatican – Dec. 10, 1964 With the current wave of scandal and turmoil going on at The Vatican, it’s interesting to note that scandal and turmoil are no strangers to that particular neighborhood in Rome. While the...

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“Brilliant Mind – Nasty Person” – March 4, 1950

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: News for Week of March 4, 1950 News for the week ending on March 4, 1950 had a lot to do with the Cold War and the ever-present threatening cloud of catastrophe which seemed to spread over most of the world.  One of...

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1968: Year Of Revolution – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1968 – Year Of Revolution Starting today, and going all the way until New Years Day next week, I will be posting year-end reviews throughout history. A reminder that, in some ways, many things have changed, and in others, it’s exactly the same....

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JFK Addresses The AFL-CIO Convention – December 7, 1961

Click on the link here for Audio Player: JFK Address to AFL-CIO Convention – Dec. 7, 1961 President Kennedy addressed the annual convention of the AFL-CIO in Miami Florida on December 7, 1961. The subject was employment, the current state of the economy, trade and the imbalance. The threat of...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room 0

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...

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FDR Accepts The Nomination – 1932 Democratic Convention – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: FDR – 1932 Convention address As we get ready to close the 2012 Democratic convention tonight, I thought I would run another closing speech, this one from Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, accepting the party’s nomination for President in that harrowing year. Franklin...

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FDR – 1920 Vice-Presidential Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – Accepting VP – 1920 Before the Great Depression, before the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt had been nominated for vice-President in 1920, sharing the ticket with Governor James Cox. Here is an excerpt of FDR’s acceptance speech from August 9,...

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1960 Democratic Convention Preview – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1960 Democratic Convention Preview I keep forgetting that, prior to the past few Presidential elections, nominating conventions were still something of a horse race and that the air at these gatherings was, not only thick with smoke, but also thick with drama....