Tagged: Harry S. Truman

Clarence Thomas

October 16, 1991 – By 52-48, Clarence Thomas Squeaks In.

October 16, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1991 – By a 52-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Clarence Thomas to sit on the Supreme Court. After a bruising confirmation hearing, Thomas received the closest vote in U.S. History. In the end,...

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...

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....

Red Scare

August 14, 1951 – President Truman: “Their Attacks Upon Our Liberties Go Almost Unchallenged” – Hate In America; 1950s

August 14, 1951 – Don Hollenbeck for Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 14, 1951 – 66 years ago we were in the middle of the Red Scare, but we were also in the middle of something more dark and sinister than the...

Teenagers in 1959

Teenagers: Hoodlums, Malcontents, And The Disappointed – 1959 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Teenagers and Delinquency – The Open Mind – May 21, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Teenagers in the era of Cold War, space and potential annihillation. A period of time to which there was an entire library of books, studies and treatises dedicated. That generation which came just...

Big Four Conference - Moscow 1947

March 23, 1947 – Big Four Conference In Moscow – Loyalty Oaths In Washington

March 23, 1947 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1947. The Big Four Conference was underway in Moscow, the question of Loyalty was the topic of conversation in Washington and floods were inundating Britain. Germany and the issue was reunification and reparations were...

Harold Ickes

An Old Fashioned Resignation – Secretary Harold Ickes Resigns – February 14, 1946

Secretary of The Interior Harold Ickes Resignation Press Conference – Feb. 14, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Thinking back on Cabinet position resignations in the past, not a lot mired in scandal come to mind before the days of the Nixon Administration in the 70s. Although I’m sure...

Henry Wallace

Henry Wallace Has A Word About Free Enterprise 1944 – The Reference Room

Henry Wallace – Address of March 17, 1944 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Henry Wallace has been receiving a goodly amount of attention in recent years. As Secretary of Agriculture and then vice-President under FDR, he was a major supporter of FDR’s New Deal policies and considered even by...

Harry Truman

A Harry Truman Stump Speech – Campaign ’48 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

President Truman campaign address in St. Paul Minnesota – October 13, 1948. In what was considered one of the most bitter election years, the Presidential election of 1948 was also one of the biggest upsets in political history. President Harry S. Truman, the incumbent had what was regarded as one...