Tagged: Past Daily Reference Room

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A Word from RFK – July 7, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Press Conference – July 7, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A Press Conference by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, from July 7, 1964. Given during the White House Seminar for Students employed in Washington over...

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A Word Or Two From Juan Perón – July 6, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Argentine President Juan Perón addresses the World – July 6, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Billed as “An Address to the World”, Argentine President Juan Perón went before microphones from the Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires to deliver a speech...

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Gettysburg Revisited – July 1, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Battle of Gettysburg 75th Memorial – July 1, 1938 Next week will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the battle that signaled a turn in the Civil War. Obviously, no recordings or on-the-spot news reports from that period...

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Immigration In The World Of 1959 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Image America: Immigration – June 25, 1959 – NBC Radio Network. Since the recent passage of new Immigration reform legislation, it’s always interesting to consider where the history is – what were Immigration laws like 20, 30, 50 years ago. In 1959...

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SCOTUS Giveth – SCOTUS Taketh Away – The 1993 March On Washington – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Gay March On Washington – April 25, 1993 With emotions running with roller-coaster-like velocity the past 24 hours, The Supreme Court ruled today that DOMA was no longer an issue. That was the good news. Because hot on the heels of...

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Voting Rights – LBJ Address To Congress – 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Pres. Johnson Address To Congress on Voting Rights Legislation – March 1965. In a stunning (although not completely surprising, considering the SCOTUS track record of late), decision regarding the question of Voting Rights, the Supreme Court reversed some key provisions in...

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Nelson Mandela – Milestone Moments – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Election Night – May 9, 1994 Click on the link here for Audio Player: Inauguration addresses – May 10, 1994 As news from South Africa today isn’t optimistic over the condition of former President and Nobel Prize winner Nelson Mandela, and as...

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The Right To Knowledge – Eisenhower Addresses Columbia University – May 31, 1954 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: Maybe the Cold War had something to do with it. The Space Race and the dawn of New Technology, but in 1954 one of the things consistently stressed by President Eisenhower throughout much of his Presidency was the crucial role...

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Saga Of The Nine Old Men – FDR And The Supreme Court In 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room.

  Click on the link here for Audio Player: With the latest storm of controversy over the “court packing issue”, here’s a reminder the concept rears its head every so often, going back to President Andrew Jackson. The biggest incident took place in 1937 when President Roosevelt suggested...

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May 20, 1962 – JFK Would Like A Word With You About Medicare – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For everyone who thinks the current situation over Medicare is something new, you’re wrong. The issue of Medicare has been raging since the days of the FDR administration. The arguments for it are the same – the arguments against it...