Sound of History #1: Kennedy, Reagan

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Welcome to the first episode of Sound of History. On this episode, you’ll find John F. Kennedy cracking jokes about Marx in front of a bunch of newspaper publishers, Ronald Reagan talking about the Challenger, some blues from 1922, and an Edison recording from 1902.

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  • 00:02 — Theme Music
    Lonesome Mama Blues (excerpt) by Markel’s Orchestra
    March 23, 1922
  • 00:22 — Introduction
  • 01:10 — Introduction to Kennedy speech
  • 02:12 — John F. Kennedy
    The President and the Press [transcript]
    April 27, 1961
  • 21:26 — Interlude (Lonesome Mama Blues)
  • 21:55 — Introduction to Reagan speech
  • 22:34 — Ronald Reagan
    Address on the Space Shuttle Challenger [transcript]
    January 28, 1986
  • 26:52 — Interlude
    Nearer, My God, to Thee
    Recorded by the Edison Concert Band
  • 29:12 — Description of Nearer, My God, to Thee
    President McKinley’s possible relation to this recording
  • 30:04 — Thanks, next week
  • 30:19 — About Sound of History, invitation to send comments
  • 31:35 — Credits, copyright, and full theme
  • 32:22 — End of credits (theme continues)
  • 34:33 — End of theme; end of recording

This episode is Copyright (c) 2006 by John Goerzen and is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.

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2 comments so far


Thanks for putting this together. I thought you might like to know I have pointed several High School students to it for papers on the Bay of Pigs

Thanks again


March 2nd, 2006 at 9:51 am

Thanks, Joss, for the comment. I’m glad to hear that you’re finding this program interesting.

March 6th, 2006 at 8:06 am

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