Tagged: Richard Nixon

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

President Truman

Harry S. Truman – Making A Case And Taking It On The Road – May 15, 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Harry S. Truman – Address In Chicago – May 15, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1950 was an off-year election. But following the legendary “do-nothing 80th Congress”, the 81st Congress was a step in the right direction, and it was up to The President to make sure it...

Jimmy Carter campaigning

May 24, 1976 – Campaign Trail – Campaign Promises

May 24, 1976 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was Primary season then, 40 years ago. On May 24, 1976 the race was tightening and heading to the big prize of California on June 8. On this day it was the Oregon Primary and...

Robert MacFarlane

May 11, 1987 – The Iran-Contra Circus Comes To Capitol Hill

May 11, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No shortage of drama and controversies, this May 11, 1987. The joint House-Senate Hearings loooking into the Iran-Contra affair was heading into Week 2 and Witness 2. This week was the beginning of testimony from former...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...