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January 18, 1956 – Looking At The Rose Through World Colored Glasses – John Foster Dulles.

For the week ending this day in 1956, all attention seemed to be on an interview, conducted by Life Magazine, with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The gist of the interview was Dulles’ alarming tone with regard to the Indo-China (Vietnam) situation. Dulles proclaimed, in no uncertain terms, that...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

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 - 1953

President Eisenhower – The 100th Anniversary Of The GOP – Sept. 21,1953 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Eisenhower addresses a Fundraiser held in Boston on September 21, 1953. With the current election season heading to the final few weeks, begin reminded that Political Parties in America have changed dramatically over the years; none probably as much as the GOP. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was a popular...

Pres. Eisenhower Has A Few Words For The American Bar Association – August 24, 1955 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Eisenhower Address To American Bar Association Convention – August 24, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Addressing the American Bar Association on the occasion of the Bicentennial for the birth of John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court...

Chafing At Bits – Straining Credulity – March 27, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Don Hollenbeck And The News – News Of The World – March 27, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this March 27th in 1945 had mostly to do with rumors. Rumor a German surrender was in...

Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

The Moscow Fair – September 13, 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Patrons download for free: Become a Patron! Before the infamous U-2 incident (the plane, not the band . . .for you who may not know), there was a decided thaw in the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Cultural exchanges were arranged, there was a little less...

Squabbles And Bribes – August 2, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Edward R. Murrow And The News With Don Hollenbeck – August 2, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No shortage of global or domestic hotspots, this August 2nd in 1951. Starting with news of intense squabbling between branches of the military escalating...