Even in 1956 it was confusing.
Click on the link here for Audio layer: Picking A President – Oct. 1968
Pres. Eisenhower: “The National Convention today is brought to every home in the United States by television, and now even more significant, by Early Bird and Telstar, those pictures are going to nations all over the civilized world.
Now, what do we see? We see a picture of confusion, of noise, of impossible deportment; of indifference toward the subjects that are being discussed from the platform, and in short, a thing that if it happened into a business trustee meeting, you’d be horrified.
Well I think that most of the United States is horrified by what it sees of these conventions.”
Interesting when you think former President Eisenhower was talking about the 1964 Presidential Conventions. By 1968 it was already out of control. The whole Election process seemed to be a runaway train.
From October 17, 1968 NBC Radio ran as part of it’s monthly documentary series Second Sunday, “Picking A President”.
I can’t imagine what they would have to say about our system now.
Bargaining chips and secret deals.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for October 22, 1980
News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place.
But like much of the situation taking place in that region, there was a ball of confusion attached to it. According to the Kyodo News Agency in Japan, a high ranking official in Tehran claimed the hostages were no longer an important issue in Iran, having served their purpose. It gave hope to the U.S. the hostages would be released soon, at least for a little while, as the story changed a few hours later, and kept bouncing back and forth between denials. Even so, it was announced in Tehran that, if the U.S. met some of the negotiation points, it could be as soon as the following week that the hostages could be released. Diplomatic circles were heard to remark they had been on that yo-yo string before and were taking a wait-and-see attitude. Carter Administration officials poo-pooed the idea that Reagan claimed to have “a plan” to get the hostages released. Carter maintained a thin lead over Reagan in the midst of what was being considered a lackluster election season.
All that, and a lot more for this October 22, 1980 via CBS Hourly news and The World Tonight with Douglas Edwards.
Click on the link here for Audio Player: L.A. Phil – Koussevitsky-Stern – 1950
Something special this weekend – a Hollywood Bowl broadcast, featuring the Los Angeles Philiharmonic, guest conducted by Serge Koussevitsky and featuring the 30-year old violin-wunderkind Issac Stern in an all-Tchaikovsky concert.
All-Tchaikovsky Concert at The Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles Philharmonic, Serge Koussevitsky, guest Conductor – Issac Stern, violin.
1. Overture – Romeo and Juliet
2. Violin Concerto in D Major (featuring Issac Stern, violin solo).
From the broadcast of September 9, 1950. Original discs are a little noisy, but it’s livable. A rare concert that hasn’t seen the light of reissue anywhere.
Enjoy – and tell your friends. They may not hear this anyplace else.