Tagged: Watergate scandal

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Credibility To Mixed Reviews – November 17, 1973

Credibility To Mixed Reviews – November 17, 1973

– CBS Radio – Washington Week in Review – November 17, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In a week consumed by Watergate and the ongoing investigations – the Nixon White House sought to put a positive spin on things – launching, what was called “The President Fights For...

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 15th, 40 years ago was about yet another mishap/near catastrophe President Ford was involved in. This time the blame was placed squarely on the Police Department in Hartford Connecticut where they failed...

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974

The Guessing Game – August 7, 1974

– ABC Radio Network – News, reports and Bulletins – August 7, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1974 had everything (or just about everything) to do with Watergate and the fate of President Richard Nixon. Support had evaporated when it was disclosed he...

The Roots Of Violence – A Conversation With Rollo May – 1970

The Roots Of Violence – A Conversation With Rollo May – 1970

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Speaking Freely: The Roots Of Violence – Dr. Rollo May – Dec. 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the events of 45 years ago shaking America pretty much to its core, the subject turned to the...

The Great Polarizer In American Politics – An Address By Spiro Agnew – 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – Vice-President Spiro Agnew – Address in Montgomery Alabama – Nov. 10, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The name Spiro Agnew may have faded into the deeper recesses of memory, but from the late 1960s all the way...

Meet No. 2 – Nixon Appoints Ford – October 12, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Special Report – Nixon Chooses Ford as VP – October 12, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Just as America was reeling from the shock of vice-President Spiro Agnew‘s resignation amid a flurry of accusations of improprieties, President Nixon announced the...

The 1972 Horserace – State Of The Election – September 24, 1972

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Issues and Answers – The 1972 Election – Sept. 24, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With weeks to go before America went to the polls, the 1972 Presidential campaign was in fever-pitch. And to go with the break-neck...

Love And Tolerance In A Parallel World – Week Of September 12, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Weekend ending September 12, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The fragile nature of people, this week in 1974. Starting with news of the health of former-and-now-pardoned President Nixon, whom many said was...