Tagged: Jr.

Clarence Thomas

October 20, 1991 – Dawning Of The Age Of Clarence

ABC World News This Week – October 20, 1991 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 20, 1991 culminated a week of contentious questioning and cross-examination over President Bush’s nomination of Clarence Thomas to the bench of the Supreme Court. Riding in on a cloud of...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

Sammy Davis Jr.

May 20, 1990 – A Week Loaded With Loss

May 20, 1990 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 20,1990 was the end of a week loaded with loss. Two icons of entertainment left on the same day. On May 16th it was reported that Sammy Davis Jr. singer, dancer, actor, entertainer, civil-rights...

Caryl Chessman

May 2, 1960 – The Apple-Green Chamber – The Execution Of Caryl Chessman

Caryl Chessman Execution reports and bulletins – May1-2, 1960 – Various Los Angeles Stations + Voice Of America Shortwave News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 1960, the day a 12 year odyssey came to an end. Convicted murderer and rapist, Caryl Chessman, known as The Red Light...

Student Activism 1969

Student Activism 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Student Activism – Tension In Modern Living – July 2, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Student Activism. It was everywhere; on every College and high school campus. The protests were mostly about the War in Vietnam, but they ultimately ran the gamut – from free speech to Civil...

Freshman Senators 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Freshman Senators 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Freshman Senators – Meet The New Senators – CBS News – Feb. 24, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Freshman Senators – class of 1963. In what would go down in history as a momentous year, the new crop of Senators, flush from victories during the off-season election...

Sammy Davis Jr. Has A Few Words About Race In 1971 – Pop Chronicles

Sammy Davis Jr. Has A Few Words About Race In 1971 – Pop Chronicles

– Sammy Davis Jr. interview from Black Journal – NET – July 21, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sammy Davis Jr. Legendary entertainer, member of the infamous Rat Pack, comedian, musician and assessor of race relations in America. This interview, part of the Black Journal series from NET...

Harry Truman Stumps For Votes – September-October 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry Truman Stumps For Votes – September-October 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Harry S. Truman – Whistle Stop Campaign speeches – September 30 – October 27, 1948 – Truman Presidential Library – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a reminder that campaigning for votes has never changed (except maybe the ability to criss-cross the Continental U.S. during the course...

Ripken Breaks Records – Rock Cuts Ribbons – September 1995 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Ripken Breaks Records – Rock Cuts Ribbons – September 1995 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– ABC Radio – Perspective – week ending September 10, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot happening in Pop and Sports history, this week ending September 10th in 1995. Cal Ripken broke Lou Gehrig‘s all-time record of consecutive games by passing Gehrig’s 2130 games played. Ripken hadn’t...

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

– Meet The Press – Roy Innes-Floyd McKissick – July 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 has often been referred to as “The Incredible Year”. Incredible in a lot of ways; not least that America managed to survive what was probably one of the most violent years...