Tagged: Lyndon B. Johnson

HUAC Hearings 0

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...

Election Night 1964

November 3, 1964 – America Votes – Election Night In America

56 years ago today, the 1964 Presidential elections took place, and the political landscape took a definite and permanent turn. Republican nominee Barry Goldwater represented a decidedly hard turn to the right, anticipated during the 1962 mid-term elections. Goldwater represented the backlash to the Civil Rights movement and to the...

Youth in protest

Youth Culture In Protest – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show- Youth In Protest – April 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With events surrounding the mass killings last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida fresh in peoples minds, and with the growing protests, gaining momentum and sweeping throughout the country, many people have been...

Florynce Kennedy - 1968

December 13, 1968 – President-elect Nixon Unveils His Cabinet – Florynce Kennedy Has A Few Words About It

December 13, 1968 – EET: Newsfront – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 13, 1968 – Busy news day – at home and abroad. Starting with Defense Secretary-designate Melvin Laird saying in a press conference earlier that he hoped the war in Vietnam would be over by the time they...

Postal Strike fears

August 23, 1978 – Prospect Of A Postal Strike – FBI Bugs Chicago 7 Defense Attorneys

  August 23, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1978 – A Postal Strike was threatening, and disruption of mail service loomed. The National letter Carriers Union rejected the contract agreement presented earlier. Other unions were considering following suit. Carriers...

1988 Democratic Convention

July 18, 1988 – Democrats Party Down In Atlanta – Ceasefire Gets Thumbs Up In Iran-Iraq War

July 18, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1988 – A day starting with optimism. In Tehran, surprise word came from Government officials that they had tentatively accepted a UN agreement for a cease-fire in the almost decade old Iran-Iraq War. The...