Tagged: Walter Cronkite

1918 Influenza Pandemic

September 19, 1957 – The Asian Flu Comes To America

Subscribers can download for free:Become a Patron! The world on this September 19th in 1957 was awash with 104 degree fevers, paralyzed with aching muscles and joints, throwing up just about everything everyone ate the past year and it was only getting worse. 1957 was The Year Of The Asian...

Passing Period - Lincoln High - Brooklyn 1963

You’re A Teenager – You Live In Brooklyn – It’s June, 1963 – And BMR Can Read Your Mind – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

B. Mitchel Reed – WMCA – June 28, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – I’m sure it’s a bit more complicated now, but back in the Dark Ages, when AM radio was the only game in town and Top-40 radio held sway over just about all your burgeoning musical...

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965

– Gemini 6 -aborted launch – CBS News – December 12, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gemini 6, which was originally scheduled for launch in October, was planned to last 46 hours and complete some 29 orbits as well as perform four dockings with an Agena Target vehicle,...

Air Battles – War Of Words – September 24, 1979

Air Battles – War Of Words – September 24, 1979

– CBS Radio News – September 24, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of politics and diplomacy, this September 24th in 1980. Starting with word that the air war over Lebanon was heating up with Israeli air force F-15 jets were engaging Syrian Migs, and protests from...

Looking At The Future From 1966’s Eyes – The Year 2000 – March 6, 1966

Looking At The Future From 1966’s Eyes – The Year 2000 – March 6, 1966

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: The Year 2000 w/ Chet Huntley – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Predictions about the future always seem to fall into two categories: Really-really good and Really-really awful. Looking...

Courting The Youth Vote In The 70s – Walter Cronkite – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Walter Cronkite News and Analysis – October 24, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When the 26th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect in July of 1971, everyone thought the flood gates of the new voter bloc would open and...

‘Integration In The South Is Like Christianity; It’s Never Been Tried’ – Virginia Integration – August 31, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Virginia Integration – August 31, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Four years after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the question of school integration, or any civil rights legislation for that matter, was...

Dancing With The One That Brung Ya – Barry Goldwater Gets The Nod And Runs With It – July 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Continuous coverage of Republican Convention – July 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Continuous Coverage of Republican Convention – July 16, 1964 -Part 2 –...

Meanwhile . . .Outside The Cow Palace – July 15, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Wrap up of days activities – July 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection For all the circus atmosphere inside the Cow Palace, the 1964 Republican Convention in San Francisco was a turning point for the GOP. Barry...

The Frenzy Realized – July 15, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Continuous Convention Coverage – July 15, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the 1964 Republican Convention continued on this July 15th, fifty years ago, the day of Nominations wasn’t such a surprise or shock. Of the 635...