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February 22, 1969 – In Dread Of A Nixon Visit – End Of The Tet Holiday – “George Was A Snappy Dancer”.

News on this Washington’s Birthday in 1969 had much to do with the anticipated European visit of newly inaugurated ¬†President Nixon. It also had something to do with a just-published biography of George Washington by author-historian Mary Higgins Clark, and revelations over what were previously conceived notions as to who...

Gerald Ford

October 12, 1973 – Who Is Gerald Ford? – Nixon Appoints A New VP.

Just as America was reeling from the shock of vice-President Spiro Agnew‘s resignation amid a flurry of accusations of improprieties, President Nixon announced the selection of House Minority leader and Congressman Gerald R. Ford of Michigan as his Number 2. On October 10, 1973, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned and...

East Berlin - attempted defection -

March 13, 1961 – East Berlin, OPEC, Cuba And Other Frying Pans.

If we’re helping relieve the boredom, chip in: Become a Patron! The Cold War climate was getting stirred up, this March 13th in 1961. News that West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt left a meeting with President Kennedy saying there would be no trouble coming from the Soviets in the immediate...

Senate Watergate Hearings

This Day In Watergate – August 2, 1973 – Past Daily Reference Room

August 2, 1973 – CBS Radio – Senate Watergate Hearings, recap of the day – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Senate Watergate Hearings dragged on throughout the entire Summer of 1973, the testimony was illuminating, frustrating and and mystifying, as witness after witness was sworn in to give...

Weekend Of The Long Knives – April 23, 1973

Weekend Of The Long Knives – April 23, 1973

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – April 23, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy and dramatic day, this April 23rd in 1973. Watergate was the focus. And rumors, accusations, revelations and finger-pointing at the highest of places...

Putting A Bandaid On Watergate – October 13, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – October 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Following the surprise announcement of President Nixon’s choice of Gerald Ford as his Number 2, all of Washington was going into overdrive with speculation on what...

Much Ado About Spiro – September 26, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – September 26, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 26th in 1973 had a lot to do with the goings on in Washington; specifically, the goings on with the vice-President. While the Watergate hearings were pressing along,...

The 1972 Horserace – State Of The Election – September 24, 1972

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Issues and Answers – The 1972 Election – Sept. 24, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With weeks to go before America went to the polls, the 1972 Presidential campaign was in fever-pitch. And to go with the break-neck...

Love And Tolerance In A Parallel World – Week Of September 12, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Weekend ending September 12, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The fragile nature of people, this week in 1974. Starting with news of the health of former-and-now-pardoned President Nixon, whom many said was...