Tagged: President Ford

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October 2, 1976 – Pressing Flesh, Earl Butz And Women’s Little Drug And Alcohol Problem

Patrons get freebies – like this news broadcast: Become a Patron! For the week ending on October 2nd in 1976, it was a busy flurry of news. Starting with the adjournment of the 94th Congress and assessments, blame and praise handed out to anyone willing to analyze. President Ford was...

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Smiling Like You’re Happy – October 14, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Washington Week – Week ending October 13, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Not quite one of the calm weeks, this week of October 14th in 1973, but a somewhat bloodless one – at least as far as the...

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The Zuzu’s And Wam-wam’s In John Dean’s Future – September 3, 1974

Click here for Audio Player – News for September 3, 1974 – NBC Nightly News (Audio) News on this September 3rd in 1974 was still about Watergate and the fallout associated with President Nixon‘s resignation. On this day it was about former Watergate figure John Dean, sentenced to prison for...

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A Week Of Rising Expectations – August 16, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – August 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new overused word on Capitol Hill, this August week in 1975 was Shuttle Diplomacy. And the Man of The Hour for mileage spent hurtling back...

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I Have Never Been A Quitter . . . . . – Nixon Resigns – August 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News of the Day – August 8, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-two years ago today, the Great National Nightmare, as Gerald Ford put it, was over. After months of investigations, hearings and discoveries, the end of an era had finally...

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An Elephant In The Room The Size Of Bahrain – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – The Next Phase In Foreign Policy: World Economy – 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The warning signs were on the wall going back to 1971. Up until that year the U.S. enjoyed a trade surplus. After 1971 the...

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Semi-Conscious And Smiling – July 26, 1975

Click  on the link here for Audio Player: The World This Week – July 26, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The good news for this week ending on July 26th in 1975 had more to do with what was going on a few thousand miles outside of Earth, rather...

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Drama, More Drama And The Cod War – News For Week Ending June 7, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: For the week ending on June 7th in 1976 the world was witness to seemingly more than its fair of drama and strife. But in reality, it was just another seven days on Planet Earth, and we were stuck in...

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South Vietnam – Cambodia – That Was The Week That Was – May 10, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Further evidence May, historically, has been anything but a dull month. Take for example this past week in 1975. News for the week ending May 11, 1975 was about upheaval, reprisal and fear for the future. With the collapse of...

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April 21, 1975 – Imminent Implosion In South Vietnam – Thieu Resigns – Saigon Surrounded

Become a Patron! With the collapse of South Vietnam only a matter of time this April in 1975, word came on the 21st of the resignation of South Vietnamese President Nguyen van Thieu, citing anger and bitterness toward the U.S., claiming that it had broken its promise of support in...