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October 15, 1951 – War In Korea – “We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly”

October 15, 1951 – A busy news day. A war in Korea and from Capitol Hill, a call for discussions and a workable solution with the Russians. The looming specter of the Atomic bomb always at the forefront. Meanwhile, President Truman also urged passage of a Universal Military Training law,...

February 19, 1951 – The Situation In Korea: Successful Advances – Attempted Revivals

Not to seem obvious, but . . .:Become a Patron! News on this day in 1951, via Edward R. Murrow and The News, gave upbeat assessments from General Matthew Ridgeway regarding the situation in Korea and U.S. advances along the 38th Parallel. At one point, Chinese troops were engaged, their...

Korea - February 1951

February 13, 1951: War In Korea – Withdrawals, Maneuvering, Condemnation And Celebrations Of An Alliance.

Become a Patron! Despite General MacArthur‘s spin that “we are continuing a war of maneuver”, a new phrase had entered into the Korean War Slang dictionary; “Buggin’ out”. On this February day in 1951, United Nations forces and the U.S. Army were in the process of retreating on several fronts,...

September 13, 1951 – Advances In Korea – A Future For Germany – A New Job For Marshall

Become a Patron! News for this September 13th in 1950, came from the legendary newscaster Edward R. Murrow and his daily news program Edward R. Murrow And The News. And the news was cautious. In Korea, it was reported that General Walker claimed the days of retreat for UN forces...

Mohammad Mosaddegh - 1951

August 23, 1951 -The War In Korea – Mosaddegh And The Oil In Iran

While Truce talks were stalling Korea, sabers were rattling in Iran, this August 23rd in 1951. With accusations flying back and forth between North Korea and the UN forces, it wasn’t looking optimistic that the guns would fall silent any time soon. Meanwhile, a contingent of 10 British warships were...

Harry S. Truman

May 11, 1946 – Truman At Fordham University – Presidents Being Presidential

President Harry S. Truman – Address At Fordham University – May 11, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 1946 – On this day, President Truman accepted an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Fordham University in New York: President Truman: “The fact that so many veterans have...

UN General Assembly - 1951

Sir Gladwyn Jebb And The United Nations Growing Pains Of 1951 – Past Daily Reference Room

Meet The Press – Sir Gladwyn Jebb – British Ambassador to UN – September 4, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The United Nations – in 1951 the organization was 6 years old and experiencing growing pains and ridicule. The growing pains came from the steady stream of newly...

Korean War - February 1951

February 16, 1951 – Stalin Chimes In About Korea – America Chimes In About Europe

  February 16, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the news- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1951 – A day filled with Cold War, Korea and uncertainty. Starting with word from Soviet Premier Stalin, voicing his opinion for the first time in a while, that the U.S. was...

Kim Jong Il

November 21, 1991 – Bush Civil Rights 1991 – The Riddle Of Pyongyang

November 21, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 21, 1991 – An historic day for different reasons. One – President Bush signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and Two – North Korea‘s Kim Jong Il was back in the news,...

Chairman Mao

The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – CBC – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

CBC Radio – The Life And Times Of Chairman Mao – circa 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hard to imagine, but perhaps because it has been some 41 years since his death, there are a lot of people don’t recall who Mao Tse-Tung was. And it was even...