Tagged: Harry S. Truman

March 19, 1948 – A Cold War Tinderbox – Roman Spring – The Marshall Plan

If we’re helping keep your mind off things, maybe chipping in a buck of five would be a good idea, no?: Become a Patron! Characterized as a tinderbox by the State Department, Turkey, Italy, Greece and the Balkan region were hot in the grips of rioting on this March 19th...

February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

September 13, 1951 – Advances In Korea – A Future For Germany – A New Job For Marshall

Become a Patron! News for this September 13th in 1950, came from the legendary newscaster Edward R. Murrow and his daily news program Edward R. Murrow And The News. And the news was cautious. In Korea, it was reported that General Walker claimed the days of retreat for UN forces...

Harry S. Truman

May 11, 1946 – Truman At Fordham University – Presidents Being Presidential

President Harry S. Truman – Address At Fordham University – May 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 1946 – On this day, President Truman accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Fordham University in New York: President Truman: “The fact that so many veterans have...

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...

British Troops - Maginot Line

November 5, 1939 – Day In The Life Of A Phony War

Arthur Mann Reporting from London – November 5, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – During that period of time, between September of 1939 and May of 1940, known as The Phony War. Preparations were being made in anticipation of another long series of trench battles – just as it...

Eric Hass - Socialist Party Candidate

Eric Hass And The Socialist View Of Things In 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eric Hass – Campaign Address – Socialist Labor Party Candidate For President – Nov. 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – We’ve always thought that American politics was essentially about a two-party system; Republicans and Democrats. The others, which ones they were, had been relegated to such obscurity that...

Norman Mailer - 1968

Norman Mailer And The Anti-War Movement – 1968 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Norman Mailer – Book Beat – May 4, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Norman Mailer- variously described as one of the greatest writers of his generation, an outspoken critic of society, a narcissist, an insufferable ego – a combination of everything. Whatever your personal feelings about Norman Mailer are,...