Tagged: Crime

Robert F. Kennedy

March 27, 1957 – The McClellan Hearings – RFK Vs. The Teamsters

Can’t keep it going without you: Become a Patron! News for this March 27th in 1957 had much to do with the ongoing Labor Racketeering Hearings going on in Washington. One of the up-and-coming stars of the hearings was a young Chief Counsel for the McLellan Committee on Improper Activities...

January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

October 7, 1967 – Body Bags In Vietnam – Death Of Hippy: Funeral In The Haight

Be a Patron and download for free: Become a Patron! Another day with the world slightly askew, this October 7th in 1967. Reports that, despite claims the rebels in Biafra were a thing of the past, explosions were heard in the Nigerian Capitol of Lagos and speculation all the fighting...

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...

Teenagers in 1956

Golden Hubcaps – Juvenile Delinquents – 1956 – Weekend Pop Chronicles

Juvenile Delinquency in 1956 – the big problem centered around hubcaps and hubcap stealing for fun and profit. Sounds silly, but apparently it was quite lucrative in 1956, and it drove many teenagers to a life of crime in Los Angeles and other cities around the country. In this documentary,...

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare

1951 – Voices and Events – December 30, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1951. With the end of this year rapidly approaching, maybe it’s a good idea to look at other years, just to get an idea that things have always been just a little crazy, a little...

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

The Pretenders – Live At Montreux 1987 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

– The Pretenders – In Concert From Montreux 1987 – RTS-Swiss Radio July 7, 1987 – Keeping up the festive weekend with a concert by The Pretenders from Montreux in 1987. In the middle of the then-controversial Get Close Tour, this version of the Pretenders featured a different lineup than...

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

    . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Should Wiretapping Be Legal? – June 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In the 1950s, with the Red Scare on everyone’s minds and Organized Crime in everyone’s newspaper, the question of...

Home, Sweet Blight – Future Of The American City In 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – A Look At America’s Metropolitan Future – Dec. 19, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Urban decay. It’s been around a while. And judging from this documentary, recorded in 1972, it’s been around at least the...

The Clot Thickens – October 17, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 17, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of diplomatic wrangling, spin and damage control, this October 17th in 1986. Beginning with the White House sending former Attorney General Griffin Bell to Managua to...