Tagged: Richard Nixon

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King Has A Few Words About Character In Politics – 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

Coretta Scott King – Character In Politics – NPR National Town Meeting – November 5, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the current furor over the Elizabeth Warren‘s attempt at reading of a letter by wife of Civil Rights leader (and leader in her own right), Coretta Scott...

Jimmy Carter

Pres. Elect Jimmy Carter’s Press Conference – 1976 – The Reference Room

President-Elect Jimmy Carter – First Press Conference -November 4, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President-Elect Jimmy Carter, in his first press conference since winning the White House, from November 4, 1976. In retrospect probably not an earth-shattering press conference, certainly sedate by todays standards, but a press conference...

Kissinger, Rogers and Nixon

December 12, 1968 – President-Elect Nixon And His Cabinet

December 12, 1968 – EET – Newsfront – Bill Moyers comment – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 12, 1968. Less than five weeks to the inauguration of Richard Nixon to the office of President and the slow reveal of names in key Cabinet and Administration positions was being revealed....

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...

Edmund Muskie

Edmund Muskie And Campaign ’68 – Past Daily Reference Room

Edmund Muskie was the Democratic vice-Presidential running mate of Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 election. In a year already battered by violence and loss, the fact that Democrats had lost their guiding light, Robert F. Kennedy, to an assassin’s bullet tossed the party into a state of disarray, bordering on...