Tagged: Lyndon B. Johnson

Robert F. Kennedy - election night 1964

November 4, 1964 – Election Night

Election Results – ABC News – November 4, 1964 – 1:30-2:45 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 4, 1964 Election night, 1964. As Americans went to the polls on November 3rd, the returns slowly came in. By early morning of November 4, it became clear that Lyndon Johnson...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

KKK Rally at GOP Convention 1964

“With Friends Like These . . . ” – The KKK Support Of Barry Goldwater – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Rooom

  ABC Radio – Issues and Answers – guest: William Miller – Republican vice-Presidential candidate – Aug. 2, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The KKK, a extreme-radical group which pops up from time to time – one which has popped up recently in connection with the candidacy of Donald...

Hollywood Ten - Film and TV Censorship

Blacklists, Censorship And The State Of Writing For Films And TV – Sy Gomberg – 1975 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Although he wasn’t directly part of the Red Scare during the McCarthy era, writer Sy Gomberg was a well-respected, Oscar-nominated screenwriter and Professor who was only too aware of that particularly dark period of our culture. As careers were destroyed and livelihoods were reduced to poverty, the infamous reign of...

President Truman

Harry S. Truman – Making A Case And Taking It On The Road – May 15, 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry S. Truman – Address In Chicago – May 15, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1950 was an off-year election. But following the legendary “do-nothing 80th Congress”, the 81st Congress was a step in the right direction, and it was up to The President to make sure it...

Eugene McCarthy

Eugene McCarthy – Election ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Eugene McCarthy – Meet The Press – Feb. 11, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Eugene McCarthy. As opposition to the Vietnam War grew louder, the Presidential election year of 1968 would be bitterly fought, hotly contested and senselessly violent. Senator Eugene J. McCarthy was an outspoken critic of...

America Votes

The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – 1960 – Weekend Reference Room

    The Difference Between A Republican And A Democrat – The Open Mind – July 11-26, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Difference between a Republican and a Democrat. 1960 was an election year, and once again the political parties were vying for votes, taking stands, making...

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President – 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Selling Of The President 1968 – Interview with Joe McGinniss – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Selling of The President in 1968. Much as the 1960 Presidential election changed the way politics was marketed to the American people, by 1968 it had become an industry and a science. During...

January 8, 1964 – War On Poverty – LBJ’s State Of The Union

January 8, 1964 – War On Poverty – LBJ’s State Of The Union

January 8, 1964 – LBJ’s State Of The Union message – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 1964 – the first State of The Union message from LBJ, his first message since being thrust into office on November of 1963: President Johnson: “This administration today, here and now, declares...