Tagged: Robert McNamara

Straining For The Bright Side Of The Abyss – Vietnam – July 14, 1965

– Defense Secretary Robert McNamara Press Conference – July 14, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while we were mourning the passing of that great statesman Adlai Stevenson, a press conference was taking place. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was giving a bleak assessment of the growing war in...

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

Bombing The North – June 29, 1966

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Bombs In the North – Special Report – June 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. On this day, 49 years ago – the Vietnam War escalated one more notch. In what was known...

July 22, 1965 – Vietnam: ‘A War That Could Last Ten Years’ – Civil Rights – A Struggle That Could Last Forever.

On this July 22nd in 1965, news was about the escalating War in Vietnam and the escalating violence in Alabama as the Civil Rights struggle contined. In Washington, talks were entering their third day over the future of the Vietnam War. Calls for more troops; up to 200,000, more planes...

Eyeball-Deep In Vietnam – A Robert McNamara Press Conference – June 16, 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara – Press briefing – ABC Radio – June 16, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Briefings like these were starting to become a regular occurrence during the Vietnam War. Bolstering confidence, pushing an agenda, pleading a...

May 15, 1964 – Free-For-All Primaries – The Bobby Baker Affair

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News via WXYZ-Detroit – May 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day in May, 1964 was all about Primary fever and the race to the White House. On May 15th, voters were going to the polls in...

If It’s July 18, 1965 – It Must Be Vietnam

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for July 18, 1965 – WOR-AM, New York – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News reports on the war in Vietnam were coming with such regularity in 1965 as to almost make the news humdrum and monotonous. So the news for this...