Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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FDR – 1920 Vice-Presidential Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – Accepting VP – 1920 Before the Great Depression, before the New Deal, Franklin D. Roosevelt had been nominated for vice-President in 1920, sharing the ticket with Governor James Cox. Here is an excerpt of FDR’s acceptance speech from August 9,...

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Ted Kennedy Talks About Affordable Healthcare – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sen. Ted Kennedy on National Health Care The debate over affordable Health Care has been groaning on for decades, it makes for great soundbites, and sometimes it gets votes. But the seemingly endless haggle over a National Health Plan never quite went...

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1960 Democratic Convention Preview – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1960 Democratic Convention Preview I keep forgetting that, prior to the past few Presidential elections, nominating conventions were still something of a horse race and that the air at these gatherings was, not only thick with smoke, but also thick with drama....

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Republican Convention 1940 – Wendell Wilkie Acceptance Speech – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: Wilkie Acceptance Speech – 1940 No frills, no send-ups, no films, no slide-shows. Wendell Wilkie accepted the nomination as Presidential candidate for the Republican party in the 1940 election. His speech lasted just a little over six minutes – the demonstration lasted...

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The Conservatives In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NET- Conservatism – 1970 Before the GOP succumbed to the lunatic fringe, becoming a burned out shell of its former self, there was something of a broader definition of who a conservative actually was – and it ran the gamut from staunch...

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Eisenhower – Republican Convention – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Eisenhower Acceptance Speech – 1952 As the 2012 Republican Convention gets under way, here is a sampler from another Republican Convention – sixty years ago. General Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the acceptance speech for his party’s nomination on July 20, 1952. Eisenhower...

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Women’s Day – August 26, 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio player: Women’s Strike – August 26, 1970 As a reminder of the protests, the struggle and the message – today marks the forty-second anniversary of Women’s Day (August 26, 1970) and the marches and demonstrations that took place world-wide on that day. Here...