Tagged: Supreme Court of the United States

Clarence Thomas

October 16, 1991 – By 52-48, Clarence Thomas Squeaks In.

October 16, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 16, 1991 – By a 52-48 vote, the Senate confirmed Judge Clarence Thomas to sit on the Supreme Court. After a bruising confirmation hearing, Thomas received the closest vote in U.S. History. In the end,...

Pres. Eisenhower - Press Conference 1955

President Eisenhower Gives A Press Conference – July 6, 1955

President Eisenhower News Conference – July 6, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Eisenhower gives a news conference. This one, from July 6, 1955 was his 73rd since taking office. No Press Secretaries, no spokespeople, nobody running flack – President Eisenhower taking and answering questions on a variety...

1976 Democratic Convention

Punditry And Tea Leaves – Democrats Look To 1976 In 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Meet The Press – Terry Sanford, Yvonne Braithwaite Burke – December 1, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Democrats and Presidential elections. In 1974 a potential victory was handed to the party on a platter; the resignation of President Nixon and the swearing in of his successor; a man...

Griffin Bell - Attorney General

July 7, 1978 – An Attorney General Gets A Contempt Citation – Food Prices Up-Unemployment Down

July 7, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 7, 1978 – Wholesale Prices were still going up, to the tune of 7/10% in June, with Food prices leading the way at %1.1, owing to higher costs of poultry, pork, beef and veal as...

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899)

Duke Ellington – Live In Senegal 1966 – Past Daily Downbeat (Duke Ellington – Born: April 29, 1899)

Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra – Live in Dakar, Senegal – April 9, 1966 – Radio France Duke Ellington this weekend – yesterday would have been his 118th birthday (April 29, 1899), and to commemorate that, I thought I would run a concert he did in Senegal from 1966....

Georgia Protests

April 10, 1989 – Day Of Rising Demands – Soviet Georgia – Abortion Rights

April 10, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 10, 1989 – A day full of protests – one loud but peaceful – one peaceful but deadly. In the Soviet republic of Georgia, a peaceful protest and general strike for autonomy turned deadly, as...

The Byrds

The Byrds – In Concert From The Avalon Ballroom – 1968 -Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  The Byrds – In Concert at The Avalon Ballroom – November 2, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Byrds this weekend. In a concert recorded at The Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on November 2, 1968. By this time there was a new incarnation – only Jim...

Dien Bien Phu casualties - March 1954

March 30, 1954 – A Dien Bien Phu Frame Of Mind

March 30, 1954 – Frank Hemingway News and Comment – Mutual Broadcasting – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 1954. Word from French Indochina (Vietnam) that a desperate battle was taking place at Dien Bien Phu, a strategic French military base which had come under full-scale assault by Vietminh...

Contras

February 3, 1988 – Contras: Funding A War To Achieve A Peace

February 3, 1988 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 3, 1988 – and on Capitol Hill, debate was raging back and forth over President Reagan‘s aid package to the Contra rebels in Nicaragua. Reagan had requested additional funding to aid the Rebels, and the arguments...