Tagged: Truman

T’was The Season – Bombs, Balls And Strikes – October 2, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices & Events – Week ending October 2, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy week, this first one of October in 1949. Strikes were on the agenda – the Steel Industry was hit with its first...

Heating Up In Korea – June 27, 1950

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Update on Korean Crisis – June 27, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the hours ticked by, after the initial reports of a “we’re not playing around” invasion of South Korea by North Korea, President Truman authorized the...

Amid Festivities, Resignation – May 23, 1945

Amid Festivities, Resignation – May 23, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – May 23, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 23rd, sixty-nine years ago, in 1945 had much to do with the abrupt resignation of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the call for...

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – America United Program – Should Federal Aid To Education Be Expanded? – May 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1949 access to a good, or even adequate education, depended on where you lived and what your economic circumstances were....

Opening Of San Francisco Conference – April 25, 1945 – Past Daily Reference Room

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Opening of United Nations Conference, San Francisco – April 25, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Within days of the death of President Roosevelt, and within days of the final capitulation of Nazi Germany, nations gathered...

April 28, 1945 – Jumping The Gun On VE Day

Now more than ever: Become a Patron! As news poured in on a daily basis regarding sweeping advances and the almost total destruction of Berlin and the German Army, it was only natural that news and rumors of surrender would begin to surface, this day in 1945. Early on the...

Red Army - Spring 1945

April 17, 1945 – Sprint To The Finish Line – Dawn Of The Truman Era

Become a Patron! News for this day in 1945 had much to do with the final push to Berlin; with Russia from the East, and the Allies from the West. The American 9th Army was poised to cross the Elbe River, the American 7th entered the city of Nuremberg, while...

The Trouble With Henry – April 14, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – April 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this April 14th in 1947 had much to do with the comings-and-goings of former vice-President/former Agriculture Secretary/now third-party Presidential candidate Henry Wallace. Seems Henry Wallace,...

America’s Little History Problem: Spectacularly Uninformed – November 6, 1949

Or become a Patron and get it free: Become a Patron! For all the complaints and bafflement over just how badly informed the American people are, not only with World events and politics, but with something as local as who your City Councilman is, it’s sobering and a little horrifying...

Adding Frigid To An Already Cold War – October 10, 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual Broadcasting System – 11 o’clock News with Carl Caruso – October 10, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The frigid parts of the Cold War were becoming more apparent on this 10th of October in 1948. Reports of Supreme Court...