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Tagged: Harry Truman

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T’was The Season – Bombs, Balls And Strikes – October 2, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices & Events – Week ending October 2, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy week, this first one of October in 1949. Strikes were on the agenda – the Steel Industry was hit with its first...

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President Harry Truman Has A Word For The Fourth of July – July 4, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Truman – Fourth of July address – July 4, 1947 – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re coming up on the Fourth of July, and since most everyone will be celebrating in one form or another, I...

Amid Festivities, Resignation – May 23, 1945 0

Amid Festivities, Resignation – May 23, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – May 23, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 23rd, sixty-nine years ago, in 1945 had much to do with the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the call for...

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – America United Program – Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? – May 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1949 access to a good, or even adequate education, depended on where you lived and what your economic circumstances were....

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Opening Of San Francisco Conference – April 25, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Opening of United Nations Conference, San Francisco – April 25, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Within days of the death of President Roosevelt, and within days of the final capitulation of Nazi Germany, nations gathered...

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April 28, 1945 – Jumping The Gun On VE Day

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Bulletins and Special report on German Surrender rumor – April 28, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As news poured in on a daily basis regarding sweeping advances and the almost total destruction of Berlin and the German...

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The Trouble With Henry – April 14, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – April 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this April 14th in 1947 had much to do with the comings-and-goings of former vice-President/former Agriculture Secretary/now third-party Presidential candidate Henry Wallace. Seems Henry Wallace,...

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Hell Bombs And Wonder Drugs – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – You And . . .The World – January 15-16, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection You could, in all likelihood, use that well-worn phrase from Dickens, The Best of Times – The Worst of Times to apply directly...

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Another Day – Another Round Of Billy Clubs And Teargas – December 4, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  NBC Radio – news Of The World – December 4, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day of drama and upheaval, this December 4th in 1947. Still reeling from the UN partition plan of Palestine, riots were continuing in Jerusalem and...

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America’s Little History Problem: Spectacularly Uninformed – November 6, 1949

Or become a Patron and get it free: Become a Patron! For all the complaints and bafflement over just how badly informed the American people are, not only with World events and politics, but with something as local as who your City Councilman is, it’s sobering and a little horrifying...