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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...

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August 27, 1964 – Robert F. Kennedy Addresses 1964 Democratic Convention

August 27, 1964 – on this day, Robert F. Kennedy addressed the capacity audience in Atlantic City to introduce a film in tribute to his brother President John F. Kennedy. In an emotion-charged display, the Convention erupted into wild cheers and applause in a demonstration lasting over 15 minutes, leaving...

Dead Kennedys – Live At Old Waldorf – 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Dead Kennedys – Live At Old Waldorf – October 25, 1979 ¬©Terry Hammer Archives Taking a brief detour back to the 70s tonight with a concert by California’s own Dead Kennedys. Recorded live at Old Waldorf by the venerable Terry Hammer...

‘Some Of My Best Friends Are Negroes’ – July 21, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Voices In The Headlines – July 21, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 21st came on a Sunday in 1963, and so it was a day devoted to events leading up to the end of a tumultuous week...

JFK Hosts An Impromptu News Conference – June 8, 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Kennedy Address to UPI Editors Luncheon – June 8, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what started off as a short address to the Editors and Publishers of UPI, who were holding their annual luncheon in Washington D.C. quickly...

Just Because It’s June – Commentaries for June 1-2, 1961 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Commentaries – June 1-2, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It would appear June is a rather busy month for news – and the start of t his particular June in 1961 proved to be no different. From a series...

A JFK Press Conference – May 8, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

A JFK Press Conference – May 8, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Kennedy News Conference – May 8, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A typical Press conference during the Kennedy Years, this one from May 8, 1963. JFK opens with a statement regarding the Civil Rights situation in Alabama and the...

A Word Or Two From Robert F. Kennedy – Meet The Press 1968 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Robert F. Kennedy – March 17, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Certainly, 1968 ended a lot differently than it started out. Since it was an election year, speculation was rife as to what...

JFK At Berkeley – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Kennedy Address to Students at UC Berkeley – March 23, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On the occasion of UC Berkeley‘s 94th annual Charter Day celebration, and accepting an honorary Doctor of Law degree, President Kennedy took the opportunity...

Visiting Day At The White House – December 6, 1960

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News on the Hour – December 6, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The big news for this December 6th in 1960 was the visit paid to the White House by President-Elect Kennedy. In 1960 the oldest serving President was...