Tagged: Ted Kennedy

Woodstock - aerial view - August 1969

August 16, 1969 – A Big Rock Festival In The Little Helpless Town Of Behtel – Woodstock

Become a Patron! August 16, 1969 – While violence raged in Northern Ireland, and casualties mounted daily, on the other side of the Atlantic – on perhaps another planet altogether, some 300,000 people descended on the small farming town of Bethel New York, the site of the 1st Annual Woodstock...

1980 Democratic Convention

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...

Jimmy Carter - August 8, 1980

August 8, 1980 – “Anybody But Carter”

August 8, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1980 – An election year, and still the Democratic Convention to go. On this day, there were grumblings about throwing the Convention open – about the Dump Carter Movement – about the...

Billy Carter

July 29, 1980 – Brother Billy

July 29, 1980 – on the eve of the 1980 Democratic Convention, the recurring trainwreck called Billy Carter, Jimmy’s brother, kept surfacing in the news. Doubtless it was all good news for the Reagan camp, who were making political hay by the ton, but it was still a world of...

June 13, 1979 – Sanctions, SALT and Somoza

June 13, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 13, 1979 – a busy day in the world, a busier one if you were President. On this day President Carter suffered another Foreign Policy setback regarding the situation in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. The Senate voted to...

A JFK Press Conference – High School Dropouts – The Test Ban Treaty – August 1, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

A JFK Press Conference – High School Dropouts – The Test Ban Treaty – August 1, 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

– President Kennedy Press Conference – August 1, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A press conference by President John F. Kennedy – given on August 1, 1963. A wide range of topics were covered, many which had historic connotations. Starting with the subject of Education – the growing...

Incident At Fort Wayne – May 29, 1980

Incident At Fort Wayne – May 29, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + The World Tonight – May 29, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News of assassination attempts, this May 29th in 1980. Civil Rights leader and Executive Director of The National Urban League...

Primary Season – April 2, 1980

Primary Season – April 2, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – April 2, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It was smack in the middle of Primary Season, this April 2nd in 1980. With Carter landslides in the Wisconsin and Kansas primaries – challenger Gerry...

Escape From Iran, With Love From Canada – February 3, 1980

Escape From Iran, With Love From Canada – February 3, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: The World This Week – February 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The big news for the week which ended on this February 3rd in 1980 was the successful escape of 6 Americans who...

The Patient On Floor 17 – October 23, 1979

Become a Patron! News for this October 23rd in 1979 was a harbinger of things to come. On this day, The Shah of Iran arrived in New York from Mexico, for what was described as a “battery of tests” at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. The Hospital disclosed he...