Tagged: Harry S. Truman

Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop – August 1, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: BBC World Service – London Column – Aug. 1, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the war was still raging in the Pacific, the war was over in Europe. And the process of dismantling, rebuilding and reassessing the physical and emotional...

The World Is Tired Of Fanaticism: Harry S. Truman – July 24, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Voices And Events for week ending July 24, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world in a state of upheaval and change, this week ending on this day in 1949. President Truman spoke those words in reaction to the weariness the...

What To Do With A Disgraced Hero – July 23, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Don Hollenbeck And the News – CBS Radio – July 23, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With news for this July 23rd in 1951 focused on President Truman‘s upbeat assessment of the country mid-way through 1951 and cautious reports on negotiations...

Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...

Not Least Of All, The Weather – July 1, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for July 1, 1947 (Gordon Skene Sound Collection) During a day where the political and socio-economic growing pains were dragging on throughout Europe, talk about the strange weather gripping the U.S., from extreme drought to extreme heat, had everyone peering...

Truman Talks Point 4 – June 28, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman address to Newspaper Guild – Point 4 Program – June 28, 1950 On this day in 1950, President Truman introduced an idea that, had it not been mired in the outbreak of the Korean War only a few days...

A Celebration And A Coup – June 19, 1955

Click on the link here for Audio Player: https://s3.amazonaws.com/oildale/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/22152610/news-for-june-19-1955.mp3 While the United Nations were preparing to celebrate 10 years as a peacemaking body on the 20th of June, a military coup was going on in Argentina, with a plan to oust Juan Pèron. this day in June 1955. At the time...

Gen. Eisenhower – Address To Congress – June 18, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the War in Europe over for a little over a month, and the War in the Pacific still two months off, it was a time for cautious celebration. General Eisenhower, who oversaw military operations for the European campaign returned...

No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

Getting Ready For the Spring Offensive – May 13, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Another week of war, this week ending on May 13th in 1951. The war this time was Korea and UN troops were preparing for what they believed was a second Spring offensive by North Korean troops. All that was happening...