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October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

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October 9, 1941 – The Eastern Front, The Trouble With Turkey And No Exemptions For The Oxford Group.

Patrons get perks: Become a Patron! News for this October 9th in 1941 was centered mostly around the Eastern front with fierce fighting between Russian and German armies. Both sides were claiming advances with the German army aiming its sights on Moscow, but there were many miles and many obstacles...

President Eisenhower and Nikita Khruschev - 1959 0

September 25, 1959 – Ike And Khrushchev At Camp David.

Subscribers can download this audio for free: Become a Patron! As a hopefully cautious sign of a thaw in East-West relations, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, at the invitation of President Eisenhower, visited the United States for a summit meeting at Camp David to discuss a wide range of topics. Members...

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February 22, 1942 – View From The Pacific – Fighting In Dutch East Indies

February 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 22, 1942. With eyes on the Pacific, this Sunday morning in 1942. News from The Dutch East Indies of fighting in and around Java, Japanese invasions around Bali. With Dutch and American Naval and Air...

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Sen. Abraham Ribicoff And The State Of The American City – 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Sen. Abraham Ribicoff – Meet The Press – January 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Plight of the American city – Urban decay – urban unrest – poverty – no jobs – no schools – no alternative. These were the issues facing the Presidency of Lyndon Johnson as...

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Report Card On Black America – Black Journal – January 27, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Black Journal – Report Card on Black America – January 27, 1969 – NET-TV – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago, we were still very much in the midst of a long and contentious Civil Rights battle in America. This program, a monthly news feature of the pre-PBS...

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“My Name Is Tania” – Symbionese Liberation Army Communiqué Of June 6, 1974 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) – Communiqué of June 6, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – One of the big news events of 1974, aside from the daily revelations of Richard Nixon and the Watergate scandal, was the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst by a group calling themselves the...

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President Roosevelt: Jackson Day Dinner – January 8, 1940 – Past Daily Reference Room

President Roosevelt – Andrew Jackson Day Dinner Address – January 8,1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Roosevelt addressing a packed audience at the annual Jackson Day Dinner, on January 8, 1940: President Roosevelt: “The relative importance of politics and Government is something not always easy to see when...

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Christoph Eschenbach And The Pittsburgh Symphony Play Music Of Mozart And Bruckner – 1982 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Christoph Eschenbach, Piano – Guest Conductor – Pittsburgh Symphony – October 29, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another historic concert this week. Christoph Eschenbach, in the dual role of Pianist and Conductor, leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in this 1982 concert. Starting off with a performance of the Mozart...

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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...