Tagged: Nixon

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

Click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC Nightly News With Chet Huntley and David Brinkley – July 10, 1970 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...

How Americans Feel About Vietnam – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Special Report – Dialogue And Decision – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in 1965 was about the growing dissatisfaction with the War in Vietnam. There were still a lot of supporters, but an equal...

Hot Seats, Love Fests And A Tank Putsch – June 27, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News for the Week of June 27, 1973 While the bombs were falling in the hearing room on Capitol Hill, over the latest harrowing disclosures by former Nixon aide John Dean, bombs and distractions of another kind were vying for attention...

June 19, 1968 – Juneteenth – Solidarity Day – Coretta Scott-King And The Poor People’s March

June 19, 1968 – Coretta Scott King – Solidarity Day Address 1968 saw no end of turmoil and upheaval in the world. In the first six months alone there was the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. France went on strike. Prague Spring...

Yellow Magic Orchestra – Live In London -1980 – Past Daily Soundbooth: Mini-Concert Edition

Become a Patron! One of the most popular and influential bands of the Techno era of the 1980s was a trio from Japan known as The Yellow Magic Orchestra, or YMO for short. Having blazed a trail for electro-Pop, J-Pop, and Hip-Hop during their initial phase, YMO went on to...

Spiro Speaks – An Interview With vice-President Spiro Agnew – May 17, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player:   With the disastrous events at Kent and Jackson State and the rising opposition to the War in Southeast Asia and our incursion into Cambodia, the White House desperately needed to shore up some dramatically falling popularity. So vice-President Spriro...

May 16, 1958 : Vice-president Nixon In South America – Having An Entire Continent Despise You.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News on this day in 1958 had to do with the aftermath of the disastrous visit by vice-President Nixon to South America. In each of the stops on this State visit, the Nixon party was greeted with bottles, rocks and...

Killing Season 1970 – Kent State – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Hard to imagine 43 years ago the conversation regarding the Vietnam War took an abrupt turn – but the abrupt turn was in a violent way. Prior to this, the Anti-War movement had been largely peaceful, and growing in numbers....

April 11, 1972 – And Somewhere A Tribe Of Gentle People

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News – April 11, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 11th in 1972 was, by admission of the newscaster on this broadcast; busy. First was news regarding the ongoing war in Vietnam. The North Vietnamese offensive into...

No Knight – No Magic Wand: An Interview With Barbara Jordan -1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Washington Straight Talk With Barbara Jordan – March 24, 1975 Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan shot to fame in the 1970s as part of the House Judiciary Committee during the Watergate Hearings. She was also the first Black Woman elected to Congress from...