Tagged: Gerald Ford

Women and Wretched Excess

October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

Future Youth Vote - 1970

1970 – The Future Of The DNC – Lawrence O’Brien On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

Lawrence O’Brien – Meet The Press – March 15, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1970 was a turning point for many things in America. We were slowly getting back on our feet from the 60s, still reeling and no longer innocent. Richard Nixon had narrowly won the Presidency...

Patty Hearst - aka: Tania

“My Name Is Tania” – Symbionese Liberation Army Communiqué Of June 6, 1974 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) – Communiqué of June 6, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the big news events of 1974, aside from the daily revelations of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, was the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst by a group calling themselves the...

President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt: Jackson Day Dinner – January 8, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Roosevelt – Andrew Jackson Day Dinner Address – January 8,1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Roosevelt addressing a packed audience at the annual Jackson Day Dinner, on January 8, 1940: President Roosevelt: “The relative importance of politics and Government is something not always easy to see when...

President Nixon

1974: Through A Past Darkly – A Year That Was – Past Daily Thousand Yard Stare

1974 Year-End – CBS News – December 29, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1974 – If you were around at the time, and you were old enough to remember it, 1974 was a year we thought would never end fast enough. As Gerald Ford, our first dually un-elected...

Poland - Solidarity

December 12, 1980 – Transitions At The White House – Solidarity In Poland

December 12, 1980 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 12, 1980 – A busy day on Capitol Hill, in Diplomatic circles, around the Gdansk Shipyards in Poland. News of the Reagan transition of the White House from Jimmy Carter – snags, ruffled feathers and...

Thomas E. Dewey

A Thomas E. Dewey Campaign Address – Sept. 25, 1944 – Past Daily Reference Room

Thomas E. Dewey – Campaign address – September 25, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Thomas E. Dewey – probably not a name that rings a lot of bells these days, but in 1944 and 1948 he was the Republican Candidate for President, running first against Franklin Roosevelt and...

Begin and the Knesset

September 25, 1978 – Pitching The Knesset – The Camp David Accords Debate

September 25, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 25, 1978 – With the echoes of the Camp David Accords ceremony between Jimmy Carter, Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat still ringing in everyone’s heads, the process of accepting and adopting and debating began. At...

Fighting in Nicaragua

September 15, 1978 – Nicaragua: Dusk To Dawn Curfews – Rebel-Held Towns

September 15, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1978 – Independence day in Nicaragua. Fighting continued between government troops and insurgents trying to overthrow the military government of Anastasio Somoza. Most of the hostilities appeared to be taking place to the north...

Jimmy Carter and White House Staff

August 10, 1979 – The Carter White House Shuffle

August 10, 1979 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 10, 1979 – News of shakeups and rearranging at the Carter White House this day. The controversy over President Carter‘s Cabinet changes finally simmered down, and the shakeup of the White House Staff was...