Tagged: Eisenhower

Commenting On The Thousand Yard Stare – 1955-1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Year End Observations – 1955-1958 The only thing more fascinating than hearing how a year in history wound up, is hearing that year in history interpreted by a pundit – those elements we overlooked, those seemingly benign events that became earth-shattering, or the...

Years Of Crisis – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room: Through A Glass Darkly Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Years of Crisis – 1958 In 1958 we were knee-deep in the Cold War with grumblings from Europe about a Common Market, or European Union. But on this edition of the year-end Reporters Roundup from CBS Radio; Years Of Crisis, the emphasis was...

Ike Meets JFK – Lumumba Meets Uncertainty – December 6,1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 6, 1960 News for this day in 1960 was decided more upbeat domestically than it was internationally. At home, President-elect John F.Kennedy paid a visit to the White House and President Eisenhower to discuss the transition from one administration...

October 1, 1959 – Strikes And The Aftermath Of Gracie.

Click on the link here for Audio Player:News for October 1, 1959 October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. 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,...

Nixon And Checkers – September 23, 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Checkers – 1952 Sixty years ago today, on September 23, 1952, vice-Presidential candidate Senator Richard Nixon was fighting for his political life amid charges of misusing campaign contributions, secret bank accounts and dirty tricks. So much were the allegations that it was...

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

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...

Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

Republican Convention – Day One – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: 1956 Republican Convention – Day 1 A reminder of just how much has changed in the race for the Presidency. For example – this short address by Utah Senator Wallace Bennett: Sen. Wallace Bennett (R-Utah): “Our country has always recognized that people...

“An Hour Ago An Armistice Was Reached” – July 26, 1953

Click on the Link: Korean War Armistice – July 26, 1953 After three years of fighting and two years of attempts at a peace settlement, an Armistice had finally been reached ending the War in Korea. Announced by President Eisenhower, the Armistice was finally settled at 10:00 am on July...

Shoring Up Cracks – Ike On Latin America – July 11, 1960

Click on the link: Pres. Eisenhower – Latin America Policy address – July 11, 1960 When vice-President Nixon returned from a disastrous tour of Latin America in 1958, concern was high that we were losing our sphere of influence in that region of the world. When Cuba underwent it’s pro-Moscow...