Hoover Accepts Republican Nomination
11 Aug 1932
The hour long speech delivered by President Herbert Hoover after receiving the nomination of the Republican Party for a second term. He details the steps he had taken to relieve the consequences of the Great Depression.
Franklin D Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address
04 Mar 1933
This is a recording of FDR's speech after his inauguration as president on 3 March 1933. It includes his famous line that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself".
Roosevelt's Fireside Chat on the Banking System
12 Mar 1933
The first of many of Roosevelt's direct addresses to the American people. This broadcast focused on Roosevelt's actions regarding the banking system.
FDR Fireside Chat -- Introducing the New Deal
07 May 1933
Just two months into his presidency, Roosevelt delivered this address to outline his plan to combat the Great Depression.
Churchill and the Nazi Threat
16 Nov 1934
In this speech, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill describes Nazi motivation and the threat the Hitler regime poses to the UK and the world.
Huey P. Long Speech of 2 May 1935
02 May 1935
This broadcast speech by Senator Huey P. Long of Louisiana details his plans for redistribution of wealth as a means of battling the Great Depression. His opposition to the policies of President Roosevelt is quite evident.
Edward VIII Abdication Speech
11 Dec 1936
This is the address given by Edward VIII after his abdication.
March of Time -- 18 January 1937
18 Jan 1937
An installment of the popular radio newsreel, The March of Time, which reported on recent news events.
06 May 1937
Coverage of the crash of the Hindenburg dirigible at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
20 Jul 1937
A special program broadcast after the death of Guglielmo Marconi, who is considered by many to be the inventor of radio.
Europe After Invasion of Austria
13 Mar 1938
This is a CBS news program covering events in Europe in response to the German invasion of Austria.
Chamberlain Returns From Munich
30 Sep 1938
This is a portion of the speech Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gave upon his arrival from the Munich Conference.
Dawn of A New Day
30 Nov 1938
his march was written by George and Ira Gershwin for the 1939 New York Worlds Fair and recorded by Horace Heidt And His Musical Knights.
Roosevelt Opens the New York World's Fair
30 Apr 1939
This is an audio recording of President Roosevelt's speech at the opening of the New York World's Fair on 30 April 1939.
We Shall Fight on the Beaches
04 Jun 1940
In this speech, Churchill had to describe a great military disaster, and warn of a possible invasion attempt by Nazi Germany, without casting doubt on eventual victory. It concludes with the famous quote, "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
French Surrender to Germany
17 Jun 1940
Radio coverage of the signing of the armistice between France and Germany.
Churchill -- Their Finest Hour
18 Jun 1940
An excerpt from the famous speech by Prime Minister Winston Churchill just before the Battle of Britain, in which he statement "if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour."
Attack on Pearl Harbor
07 Dec 1941
Flash bulletin announcing the Japanese attack on Hawaii.
Roosevelt Addresses Congress
08 Dec 1941
President Franklin D Roosevelt's famous 'date that will live in infamy' speech to Congress, asking for a declaration of war against Japan.
06 Jun 1944
This first of two news reports covering the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
D Day News
06 Jun 1944
An installment of Crisco's News program continuing coverage of the D Day invasion.
12 Apr 1945
Radio report of the death of Franklin D Roosevelt.
01 May 1945
MBS radio report announcing that Hitler is dead.
VE Day Special Victory Program
07 May 1945
This special broadcast by the Armed Forces Radio Service was to celebrate victory in Europe.
Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
06 Aug 1945
President Truman's announcement that an atomic bomb had been dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Newsreel Digest -- 6 Feb 1950
06 Feb 1950
Broadcast of the Newsreel Digest Program produced by the Mutual Broadcasting System for 6 Feb 1950
19 Apr 1951
An excerpt of General Douglas MacArthur's farewell speech before a joint session of Congress.
20 Jan 1953
Radio news coverage of the first inauguration of Dwight D Eisenhower.
Eisenhower Farewell Address
17 Jan 1961
This is President Dwight D Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation in advance of John F Kennedy's inauguration three days later.
20 Jan 1961
John F Kennedy's inaugural address.
Berlin Divided by Wall
13 Aug 1961
This CBS news report describes the state of East Berlin on the morning after the Wall went up.
04 Jan 1962
This CBS program, produced a few months after the construction of the Berlin Wall, describes life in East Germany.
John Glenn Flight
20 Feb 1962
This short clip includes coverage of the historic flight of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth.
Cuban Missile Crisis
24 Oct 1962
An NBC Radio report about the ongoing missile crisis involving Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Diem Overthrown and Assassinated
02 Nov 1963
South Vietnamese President Diem was overthrown and executed on 2 Nov 1963 in a military coup that many believe was orchestrated by the United States. This brief radio report announces the event.
22 Nov 1963
Continuous coverage of the assassination from KLIF radio in Dallas.
28 Mar 1964
An ABC Special Report on the devastating earthquake that hit Alaska in 1964.
27 Jan 1967
Coverage of the fire on the Apollo launchpad that killed three astronauts in January 1967.
Martin Luther King The Aftermath
05 Apr 1968
A CBS Special Report broadcast on the day after Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated in Memphis.
Robert F Kennedy Assassination
05 Jun 1968
Continuous early coverage of the hour following the shooting of Senator Robert F Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on 5 June 1968.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing
20 Jul 1969
CBS Radio coverage of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July 1969.
Apollo 12 Landing
19 Nov 1969
This is the ABC Radio coverage of the Apollo 12 lunar landing in November 1969.