Tagged: Independence Movements

January 30, 1948 – “Bapuji Is No More!” – The Assassination Of Gandhi.

Become a Patron! Further evidence that some events which take place in history are not necessarily considered devastating at the time they occurred. This one, for example – the assassination of India’s spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi on this day, January 30, 1948, was considered in U.S. media as just another...

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...

Report On The Congo – February 24, 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – Eyewitness To History w/Walter Cronkite – Report On The Congo – February 24, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As a reminder that independence movements are often bloody, endless and convoluted struggles, you only have to look at the...

Days Of Future Murk – January 1, 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Projection ’61 – January 1, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Most News programs spend the first day of a new year looking back on the events of the previous one. In 1961 however, January 1st was spent...

We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly – October 15, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and the News – October 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this October 15th in 1951. Looking for a peaceful solution to the arms race and President Truman calling for discussions and...

The Little Coup That Couldn’t – October 9, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 9, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots...

A Word From John Paul II From The United Nations About A World Gone Askew – October 5, 1995

Click  on the link here for Audio Player – Pope John Paul II Addresses United Nations General Assembly – October 5, 1995 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Billed as the last address he would give at a gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Pope John Paul II...

Henry Wallace Has A Word Or Two About America – October 4, 1948

Patrons can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! October of 1948, aside from everything else going on in the world, was also a Presidential campaign month. The Democrats had Harry Truman running for re-election (actually, election since he had assumed the Presidency when Franklin Roosevelt died in office...

Excursions Into Darkness – Recognition Of Red China And A Steel Strike – October 3, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Baukhage Talking – news for October 3, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A nervous October day in 1949. News of strikes dragging on, news of a creeping paranoia over Communists, news of Capitol Hill gamesmanship. Starting off was...

Castro and The Congo

September 23, 1960 – Rumble On 46th Street – Communists And The Congo – Report From The United Nations

September, 1960 was a milestone year for The United Nations. With Africa going through Independence upheavals, Cuba flexing its newly gained Communist muscle and the Soviet Union tossing around the infamous U-2 Spy Plane incident, it was a pretty dramatic, and worrisome time for the cause of peace – however...