Tagged: National Security Agency

Earl Browder - Communist Party of America

October 10, 1940 – The Communist Party Of America

  October 10, 1940 – Campaign talk by Earl Browder – American Communist Party Candidate for President – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Yes, America had an active Communist Party in the 1940 election – there was a Presidential candidate as well as numerous State and local candidates running for...

Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – 55 Hours In Baghdad And A Word From Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 26, 1991 – a day which marked some 55 hours since Iraqi security forces detained a team of UN nuclear inspectors in a Baghdad parking lot. The team uncovered what was called a “goldmine” of...

April 8, 1951

April 8, 1951 – Power Struggle

April 8, 1951 – CBS Radio – Howard K. Smith News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1951 – 65 years ago we were knee-deep in a war in Korea and we were knee-deep in East-West tensions. Power plays and shows of strength. And how was...

Berlin - 1940

July 14,1940 – Report From Berlin – News Under A Watchful Gaze

Since America wasn’t technically at war with Germany in 1940 – American correspondents were free to give nightly reports from Berlin, reporting the goings on – amid careful and thorough censorship by the German government. So even though reports, such as this one from Chicago Tribute reporter Sigrid Schultz, who...

Capitol Hill Finger Pointing – June 4, 1954

Capitol Hill Finger Pointing – June 4, 1954

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Fulton Lewis Jr News – Frank Edwards News – June 4, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1954, most of it was involving the famous Army-McCarthy Hearings going on in Washington. On this particular day, Democratic...

Should We Limit The Rights Of Political Groups With Alien Ties? 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Should We Limit The Rights Of Political Groups With Alien Ties? 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – America’s Town Meeting – March 23, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the world was inching closer to all-out war, the debate raged over how much should the U.S. get involved? Much of the question lay...

Getting To Know Everything About You – Domestic Spying In America – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: First Tuesday: Domestic Spying – How Much Do They Know About You? – Dec. 1, 1970 It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to many that our preoccupation with Domestic spying has been with us for a very long time. In 1970...