Tagged: United States Congress

Stock Market: 1979 - what a 48 point drop was cause for panic. 0

October 11, 1979 – Castro Comes – Wall Street Goes, And Capitol Hill Haggles Over Abortion Forever.

Become a Patron! October, it would seem, is not historically without its surprises. On this day in 1979 New York City was turned upside down over a United Nations visit from Cuba‘s Fidel Castro, his first since 1959. Air Traffic was disrupted, street traffic was disrupted, and all told the...

Postal Strike fears 0

August 23, 1978 – Prospect Of A Postal Strike – FBI Bugs Chicago 7 Defense Attorneys

  August 23, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 23, 1978 – A Postal Strike was threatening, and disruption of mail service loomed. The National letter Carriers Union rejected the contract agreement presented earlier. Other unions were considering following suit. Carriers...

March 25, 1983 - 0

March 25, 1983 – Putting A Presidential Foot Down

March 25, 1983 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 25, 1983 – A March day during the 80s version of the Cold War. President Reagan held a mini-press conference earlier this morning, where he held his ground on support of Kenneth Adelman as head of...

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

The Changing Presidency 1975 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Changing Presidency – NPR-National Town Meeting – 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Presidency. In 1975, with the country reeling over Watergate and the White House now occupied by someone not elected to the highest office, the question arose as to just how much power the President...

Jimmy Carter Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Jimmy Carter Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Past Daily Reference Room

– President Jimmy Carter – Fireside Chat – February 2, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the recent news regarding the health of former President Carter, I thought it would appropriate to start running some of his past addresses and speeches, as a reminder of the man who...

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956 0

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

    . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Should Wiretapping Be Legal? – June 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In the 1950s, with the Red Scare on everyone’s minds and Organized Crime in everyone’s newspaper, the question of...

Capitol Hill Finger Pointing – June 4, 1954 0

Capitol Hill Finger Pointing – June 4, 1954

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Fulton Lewis Jr News – Frank Edwards News – June 4, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1954, most of it was involving the famous Army-McCarthy Hearings going on in Washington. On this particular day, Democratic...

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles 0

The Plague Of Comic Books – 1956 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – New World: Comic Books – July 1, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 50s galloped on, and as the Cold War brought with it a certain fear, paranoia and fatalist look at...