Tagged: Middle Class

July 10, 1970 -“As Long As They’re Giving Away Free TV Sets, I’ll Bank Here”

Become a Patron! Had there not been so much drama, deceit and upheaval associated with the decade of the 70s, it might have been called “The Goofy Decade”, there was no shortage of strange occurrences taking place during that time. On this particular July 10th in 1970, much of the...

Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum Of The Air – July 9, 1950 – Do We Need A New Foreign Policy? – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The endless debate on U.S. Foreign Policy, the political wrangling and the blind-sidedness – it would seem to be our...

A Word from RFK – July 7, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Press Conference – July 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A Press Conference by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, from July 7, 1964. Given during the White House Seminar for Students employed in Washington over...

JFK And The Peace Corps – June 14, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player: This day 51 years ago, the New Frontier was alive and well and girding up its optimistic loins for a crack at settling the world’s problems. The Peace Corps had only been around since March of 1961, but it was...

Drama, More Drama And The Cod War – News For Week Ending June 7, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For the week ending on June 7th in 1976 the world was witness to seemingly more than its fair of drama and strife. But in reality, it was just another seven days on Planet Earth, and we were stuck in...

No Miracle. No Wonder. Just Drama – May 31, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player: A day fairly overflowing with drama, but for different reasons and in different parts of Planet Earth for this last day of May in 1947. Starting with news that the democratically elected Premier of Hungary, Ferenc Nagy (Pronounced: Fairenz Nahhjjh)...

Class of ’53 – Teenagers Of The 50s – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sixty years ago, almost to the day, America was muddling over the question “what’s happening to today’s youth?” – Crime was up, juvenile delinquency was up, unwanted pregnancies were up, drug and alcohol abuse were up, high-school drop-outs were up....

“I’m Not Part Of The Problem – I’m A Republican” – May 24, 1992

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As 1992 Third Party Presidential Candidate Ross Perot aptly summed up: “This is goofy. We’re takin’ about a fictional character in a 30-minute sitcom”. And so began the week, that ended on this May 24th in 1992, with a storm...

FDR Has A Few Words On Fiscal Policy – May 22, 1939

Click on the link here for Audio Player: As a reminder of the ongoing and seemingly endless battle over the Budget, here is an address given by President Roosevelt to the American Retailers Federation in Washington D.C. on May 22, 1939. It appears the issues of fiscal policy...

May 20, 1962 – JFK Would Like A Word With You About Medicare – Past Daily Reference Room

For everyone who thinks the current situation over Medicare is something new, you’re wrong. The issue of Medicare has been raging since the days of the FDR administration. The arguments for it are the same – the arguments against it are the same. On May 20, 1962, President Kennedy addressed...