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Pushing An Unpopular Cause, Making An Unconvincing Case – Dean Rusk – July 30, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Dean Rusk On Face The Nation – July 30, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the War in Vietnam dragged on, and opposition to it grew louder and louder, the justification for it grew more intense from the White House. But...

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The Long, Hot Bummer Continues – July 25, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player: CBS Radio – The World Tonight – July 25, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If anybody had any curiosity over why the Hippie Movement became so prevalent in the 1960s,  you only had to hear this newscast to realize what happened....

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If It’s July 18, 1965 – It Must Be Vietnam

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 18, 1965 – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News reports on the war in Vietnam were coming with such regularity in 1965 as to almost make the news humdrum and monotonous. So the news for this...

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How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

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Signing The Civil Rights Bill – July 2, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – LBJ Signs Civil Rights Act – July 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago today, President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the legacy of John F. Kennedy,...

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Voting Rights – LBJ Address To Congress – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Johnson Address To Congress on Voting Rights Legislation – March 1965. In a stunning (although not completely surprising, considering the SCOTUS track record of late), decision regarding the question of Voting Rights, the Supreme Court reversed some key provisions in...

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The Fog Of Uncertainty – Vietnam – June 21, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Eric Sevareid Commentary on Vietnam – June 21, 1966 On this day in 1966, mainstream media was still putting an upbeat face on the Vietnam War. Reports of  flagging morale by the Viet-Cong and defectors to the South were outnumbering defectors...

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Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King – June 19, 1968

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

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Summer Of Love, But Not In Damascus – June 10, 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for this 10th of June in 1967 had a lot to do with the Middle East. Notably, the Israeli advance on Syria and the approach to Damascus. Cause for much concern in diplomatic circles. The Soviet Union decided it...

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An LBJ Press Conference – May 30, 1968

Not to be a pain or anything, but . . .Become a Patron! A Presidential Press Conference for this May 30th in 1968. President Johnson, mindful of his declaration in not seeking another term for the 1968 elections, was still confronted with the seemingly endless war in Vietnam. Joining him...