Tagged: Marshall Plan

Molotov - Byrnes - UN 1947

October 14, 1947 – Meatless Tuesday And A Hint At 1948

October 14, 1947 – Pure Oil News – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1947 – a snapshot of the Postwar world. This was a Tuesday in 1947, and that meant Meatless Tuesday if you lived in America on this day. Food rationing was a reality,...

Election 1948

Election 1948 – As Europe Saw It – Past Daily Reference Room

Election 1948 – As Europe Sees It – CBS Radio – April 15, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Election 1948. Certainly not a dull one. Between the duels by the Major Party candidates and the inclusion of Henry Wallace, the Third Party Candidate, who was originally a Democrat,...

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

– NBC Radio News Of The World – December 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News about the Cold War overseas and discontent over Price Controls at home, for this December 3rd in 1947. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson predicted a dramatic rise in Meat prices for 1948 unless...

Molotov At The UN – October 29, 1946

Molotov At The UN – October 29, 1946

– V.M. Molotov – Address to United Nations – October 29, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This one is for students of The Cold War period and those well-versed in Russian. The Post World War 2 period has always been the most interesting for me, because it signified...

A Sky Filled With Objects – UFO Sightings – July 3, 1947

A Sky Filled With Objects – UFO Sightings – July 3, 1947

– Sunoco Three-Star Extra with Lowell Thomas – July 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day in 1947 had a lot to do with looking skyward. Reports from all over the country indicated sightings of brightly colored objects in various shapes and sizes and traveling at various speeds,...

The Death Of Masaryk – March 10, 1948

The Death Of Masaryk – March 10, 1948

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News Of The World – March 10, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this March 10th in 1948 had much to do with a flood of reports from Prague saying that non-Communist...

Season Of Adjustment And Discontent – December 8, 1947

Season Of Adjustment And Discontent – December 8, 1947

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – December 8, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This December 8 in 1947 saw the country battling Inflation, the Cold War unfolding and American cities squabbling for bragging rights. On Capitol Hill,...

Opening Of San Francisco Conference – April 25, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Opening of United Nations Conference, San Francisco – April 25, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Within days of the death of President Roosevelt, and within days of the final capitulation of Nazi Germany, nations gathered...

Gen. Marshall Has A Plan – September 6, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Our Foreign Policy – The Marshall Plan – September 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The news on this day in September of 1947 found the world . . .pretty much as usual, sliding into a state of chaos. The...

Squabbles, Strikes And Strife – July 10, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News Of The World – July 10, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day in 1947 had much to do with the ending of the Coal Strike and the threat of new ones looming. The recently enacted Taft-Hartley Labor...