Tagged: White House

Leaving Cuban ports 0

November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

Election 1960 0

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night 1960 – America Votes And Waits

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2020 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...

What about James Watt? 0

October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

Regan Campaigning 0

October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...

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...