Tagged: War on Poverty

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Youth Culture In Protest – 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Kup’s Show- Youth In Protest – April 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With events surrounding the mass killings last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida fresh in peoples minds, and with the growing protests, gaining momentum and sweeping throughout the country, many people have been...

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LBJ Announces Disarmament Talks – January 21, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson announces Disarmament talks in Geneva – January 21, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the midst of Cold War tensions moving out of center stage (it was an election year, after all), and a spirit of negotiations taking...

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The Johnson Years – January 12, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: The Johnson Years – January 12, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection January in 1969 signified the end of one era and the beginning of another. Lyndon Johnson, declining to run for a second term, had...

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Here Comes The Great Society – LBJ’s State Of The Union – January 8. 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson – State of the Union Address – January 8, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day fifty years ago, President Johnson declared War on Poverty in his first State of The Union Address – January 8, 1964. Debated...

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Labor Has A Word On Labor Day – George Meany – 1967

Click on the link here for Audio Player – George Meany – Labor Day Address – Sept. 1, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Labor Day in 1967 was on the pessimistic side. Unrest all over the country. Poverty, cities in turmoil, unemployment, the Vietnam War sapping the country of...

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Trench Life During The War On Poverty – Sargent Shriver – March 22, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Sargent Shriver – Meet The Press – March 23, 1964 This day in 1964 (a Sunday), Meet The Press had Sargent Shriver on as guest. As former head of The Peace Corps, he was tagged by President Johnson to head up the...

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State Of The Union – 1965 – Lyndon Johnson – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player:  LBJ – State of The Union – 1965 This is the second State of The Union Address  by President Lyndon Johnson, delivered on January 4, 1965. His address for 1964 laid the groundwork for the sweeping changes he was proposing by declaring...