Tagged: John F. Kennedy

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November 22, 1963 – The Day Things Changed – The JFK Assassination.

On November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas became the center of a strange universe. President Kennedy was assassinated on his way to the Dallas Trade Mart to deliver an address at a Civic and Business leaders luncheon. The rest, as they say, is history. It started off as a typical day...

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March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

Robert F. Kenney

April 1, 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy Holds A Press Conference – Past Daily Reference Room

April 1, 1968 – Robert F. Kennedy Press Conference – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 1, 1968. A day after President Johnson announced his decision not to seek re-election, the focus was now on Robert F. Kennedy, who announced his candidacy on March 16th. On March 31, President Johnson...

Gen. Zia - Huang Hua

February 2, 1980 – A War Of Vital Interests – Ultimately, Oil.

February 2, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 2, 1980 – In the midst of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, the turn of events in Iran and the taking of 52 American Embassy employees hostage, it was a day of fast moving news....

Lech Walesa

December 21, 1981 – Poland’s Military Goes After The Church – Arrests And Threats

December 21, 1981 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1981 – The odyssey of Poland continues. With government crackdowns and now threats of moving after the Roman Catholic Church as it imposed martial Law, a state of perpetual volatility spread throughout the country. Latest...

India- China border War - Nov. 1962

November 22, 1962 – Showdown On Tax Reform – Taking A Breather In The India-China War

November 22, 1962 – NBC Radio News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 22, 1962 – A busy Thanksgiving Day in 1962. On Capitol Hill, an uproar over the new Tax Reform package and fears it may be shot down. Congressional leaders were putting the brakes...

Korea - July 4, 1951

July 4, 1951 – Happy 175th – The View From Korea – The Sound From St. Paul’s Cathedral

July 4, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 4, 1951 – America was 175 years old on this day. And even at 175, we were still in the grip of war. Korea was the battleground and Communism was the issue....

Raquel Welch interviewed by Arthur Knight

In Conversation With Raquel Welch 1975 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Become a Patron! The concept of the Sex Symbol has changed dramatically over the past four decades. Much like our music, our genres of film, our media in general, the sex symbol has evolved and devolved to the point where what constitutes a Sex Symbol, or even sensuality is clouded...

Moluccan Funeral - June 1977

June 14, 1977 – A Budget, A Funeral, An Election In Spain

June 14, 1977 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 14, 1977 – a relatively calm day in 1977. News began with talk about Jimmy Carters Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 1979 as well as his assessment of the unemployment situation. The President was slated...