Tagged: White House

October 23, 1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: War Footing

Become a Patron! As the Cuban Missile Crisis reached the second day, ominous signs were apparent everywhere. Orders were issued, a blockade was to be enforced, protests were lodged, reserves were called up. The threat of war inched closer. And everyone sat and listened and waited and felt generally helpless...

President Eisenhower Press Conference

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

Elliot Richardson - Issues & Answers - 1970

May 1970 – Secretary Of State Elliot Richardson On Policy, Protest And Public Opinion – Weekend Reference Room

Secretary Of State Elliot Richardson On Issues & Answers – ABC News – May 12, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the tide of opposition to the Vietnam War and our escalation of the war into Cambodia, and with the deaths of four students earlier in the week...

Cambodian refugees

April 24, 1979 Heading Home, If You Can Call It Home – Cambodia. SALT II Meets SS-21.Windfall Profits Vs Oil.

April 24, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection April 24, 1979 – A day with a lot on its plate. Beginning with revelations that the Russians were deploying a new missile in East Germany. The White House expressed concern about that development and...

Future Youth Vote - 1970

1970 – The Future Of The DNC – Lawrence O’Brien On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

Lawrence O’Brien – Meet The Press – March 15, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1970 was a turning point for many things in America. We were slowly getting back on our feet from the 60s, still reeling and no longer innocent. Richard Nixon had narrowly won the Presidency...

Supporters of Slobodan Milosevic

March 30, 2001 – A Night Of Drama In Belgrade – A Day Of Foot-And-Mouth In North Carolina

March 30, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 30, 2001 – Drama in Belgrade this day. A crowd of supporters of converged on the home of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic as reports circulated of his imminent arrest. A convoy of...

Count Teleki of Hungary 1940

March 27, 1940 – Hungary Joins The Axis – Paris Expels Russians – Labor Gets Indicted.

March 27, 1940 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 27, 1940 -As the war in Europe gained momentum, allegiances and reminders of friendship pacts were declared throughout the continent. Latest to pledge mutual assistance was Hungary. Prime Minister Teleki paid a visit to Rome...

Terry Anderson

March 15, 1985 – Three Days – Three Kidnappings In Beirut

March 15, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1985 – News of the latest kidnapping of a Westerner in Beirut. This one, AP Correspondent Terry Anderson, abducted by three gunmen earlier in the morning and taken away in a Green Mercedes. As...

Nick Lowe's Cowboy Ouitfit

Nick Lowe’s Cowboy Outfit – In Concert – 1984 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Nick Lowe’s Cowboy Outfit – Live at The Paris Theatre, London – 1984 – BBC Radio 1 In Concert – Nick Lowe and his somewhat short-lived Cowboy Outfit was together only a few months before heading off in another direction. That was the thing about Nick Lowe; he was always...

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February 5, 2000 – Surprises On The Campaign Trail – Tragedy Falls From The Sky – The Name Is Amadou Diallo

February 5, 2000 – CBS Radio Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 5, 2000 – news on this day spotlighted the events of this week in 2000. Election 2000 was up and running, with primaries in New Hampshire bringing a stunning victory for John McCain and signaling...