June 23, 2011

The Taft-Hartley Vote - even the spectator gallery was jammed.

Since the Taft-Hartley bill was big news at the time and since the vote on the bill was bigger news, most radio networks ran the voting procedure live. The amount of interest on the street rivaled the interest in the gallery, as people jammed Capitol Hill to witness the outcome.

So here is the complete broadcast of the vote, as it happened, on June 23, 1947, complete with background and commentary.

History on the fly.

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