I happened to notice that C-SPAN was airing some old Democratic National Convention speeches over the weekend ahead of the Democrats' upcoming convention this week, so I set the DVR to record some of them and thought I'd share a portion of President
Newstalgia Reference Room featuring the Dewey-Stassen Debate of May 17, 1948 - the subject: Should The Communist Party In The U.S. Be Outlawed?
Weekend Gallimaufry - a look at U.S. elections from overseas eyes. Erik Reger, editor and publisher of Der Tagesspiegel, the first German newspaper representative to visit the U.S. since World War 2, offers his views on the upcoming Presidential elections. Broadcast on April 15, 1948.
Newstalgia Reference Room with a radio address from 1948 Presidential candidate of the Progressive Party ticket, Henry Wallace. He discusses the state of Big Business and Big Oil in influencing government policy and how the blame is equally shared with Democrats as well as Republicans. Address from July 29, 1948.
Nights at the Roundtable with Nat "King" Cole and his solo demo version of "I Wake Up Screaming After Dreaming Of You", recorded in Hollywood, 1948.
March 6, 1948 - The Cold War and The Filibuster. Reports of communists infiltrating West German labor unions. Coup in Czechoslovakia. Palestine Partition left up to U.S. and USSR. Filibuster heating up on Capitol Hill, being led by Dixiecrats against Civil Rights legislation. Three Power Conference on Germany held in London without Soviet Union. Harry Bridges ousted as CIO President.
Nights at the Roundtable with Jazz-Pop Crossover group The Page Cavanaugh Trio and a single released in 1948 for RCA-Victor "No Moon At All".
News for February 6, 1948 - Dixiecrats call to bolt the party over Truman's Civil Rights legislation. Food prices drop offering a sign the economy is on the mend. Snowstorm disrupts last day of Winter Olympics. Rent Control Bill on hold and elections in Ireland cast doubt for Eamon de Valera's government.
News of this day for January 30, 1948 - reports and eyewitness accounts of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi. Other news - opening day of 1948 Winter Olympics, the spy trial in Canada, the politics on Capitol Hill and The Cold War, as usual.
News of the day, this day in history for January 3, 1948. Snow blankets much of country from Texas to Eastern Seaboard. France voting on anti-inflation bill. Guerrilla fighting in Greece. Palestine friction. India/Pakistan dispute. Burma wins independence from Britain.
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