Tagged: Presidential elections

Election Night 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: 1964 Election Night Another election night – this one from 1964. Another election with surprises and another election that repudiated a hijacked political party. Barry Goldwater went down to a resounding defeat and, like this recent election, had caused an enormous amount...

Eve Of An Election – 1936 – A Word Or Two From FDR – November 2, 1936

Eve Of An Election – 1936 – A Word Or Two From FDR – November 2, 1936

Click on the link here for Audio Player: FDR – Pre-election address – 1936 November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via...

A Dead Heat, Tapes For Sale And The Possibility Of Poison – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 31, 1976 Since October 31st came on a Sunday in 1976, this was the last weekend before the Presidential election. According to the Harris Poll, Carter’s poll standings were falling and it was becoming a dead heat between Carter...

October 24, 1960 – Campaign ’60: Down To The Wire.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Oct. 24, 1960 – Eyewitness To History – 1960 Election With the third Debate over the previous night, October 24th was the home stretch for the 1960 Presidential Campaign. As a recap of the race to the White House, CBS News ran...

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

1956 Elections – Arguing The Fine Points Of Peace And Prosperity – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player: American Forum – 1956 Election – Jan. 29, 1956 As the 1956 Presidential election season got underway, the slogan used by the incumbent Republicans most argued was “Peace and Prosperity”. In this debate, part of the American Forum radio series from January...

The Liberal Republicans In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for audio player: NBC Emphasis – Aug. 10, 1968 Yes, there really was a Liberal wing of the Republican Party. But as of 1968 it was scarcely noticeable. Headed up by dark horse/longshot Presidential candidate Nelson Rockefeller (who himself was once a New Deal Democrat),...