Tagged: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

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...

Civil Rights protests 1960

Civil Rights Progress Report – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Civil Rights Progress Report: 1960 – The Open Mind – NBC – Feb. 21, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The state of Civil Rights in 1960. Some six years after Brown v. Board of Education. Six years after the famous Rosa Parks bus protest and the ensuing boycott...

David Souter - SCOTUS

September 27, 1990 – Ratcheting Up The Gulf – SCOTUS Gets A Souter

September 27, 1990 – CBS News Update – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 27, 1990 – News on this day was hovering around Capitol Hill, where Supreme Court Justice-designate David Souter got the nod and became the latest Justice to serve on the highest court....

Korea - July 4, 1951

July 4, 1951 – Happy 175th – The View From Korea – The Sound From St. Paul’s Cathedral

July 4, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 4, 1951 – America was 175 years old on this day. And even at 175, we were still in the grip of war. Korea was the battleground and Communism was the issue....

Berlin - April 26, 1945

April 26, 1945 – Berlin 3/4 Gone, Collapse In Italy And A Grocer Named Bartholdy

April 26, 1945 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1945 – news of the war and news that Berlin was capitulating fast. 3/4 of the city was now under Russian occupation, while sporadic fighting continued in some streets while cleanup was already...

Pres. Reagan - Recovering from Assassination attempt - April 5, 1981

April 5, 1981 – On The Mend – Reagan And The Bullets Of Hinckley

April 5, 1981 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1981 – The end of a roller-coaster week. President Reagan, surviving an assassination attempt from John Hinckley, was on the mend and was up and around, joking with reporters and White House staffers. Not so...

Dien Bien Phu casualties - March 1954

March 30, 1954 – A Dien Bien Phu Frame Of Mind

March 30, 1954 – Frank Hemingway News and Comment – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1954. Word from French Indochina (Vietnam) that a desperate battle was taking place at Dien Bien Phu, a strategic French military base which had come under full-scale assault by Vietminh...

The state of Education in 1950s America

A Matter Of Education – A Question Of Our Place In The World – 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

State of Education – Franco-American relations – Listen To Washington – February 15, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1955 we were in the middle of what became known as the Post-War Baby Boom. Kids born after 1945 were either approaching school age or were well into elementary...