Category Archives: U.S. Presidents

Bush and Rather clash on ‘CBS Evening News’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)


Video: 'Dan Rather - George Bush Showdown'

(Monday, January 25, 1988, early evening EST) — U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush, currently seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and CBS News anchor Dan Rather shouted at each other tonight during a 10-minute interview about the Iran-Contra affair on live national television. Continue reading Bush and Rather clash on ‘CBS Evening News’ 30 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 25 1988)

Carter: Energy, economy and Panama are 1978’s priorities 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1978)


Video: 'President Jimmy Carter - 1978 State of the Union'

(Thursday, January 19, 1978, at approximately 9:00-9:46 p.m. EST) — In his first State of the Union message, U.S. President Jimmy Carter tonight listed his administration’s priorities for 1978 as a strong energy bill, a coordinated economic program and Senate approval of the Panama Canal treaties. Continue reading Carter: Energy, economy and Panama are 1978’s priorities 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1978)

Eartha Kitt makes First Lady cry 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)


Video: 'Eartha Kitt Said Black Lives Matter in 1968'

(Thursday, January 18, 1968, at approximately 2:00 p.m. EST) — Singer Eartha Kitt, having debuted as the third actress to play the role of Catwoman in the Batman TV series a month ago, stunned other guests at a White House luncheon today when she angrily told Lady Bird Johnson that American youth was rebelling because of the Vietnam War. Continue reading Eartha Kitt makes First Lady cry 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 18 1968)

Clinton–Lewinsky affair first reported 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1998)


Video: 'Clinton Impeachment Final Report' (January 17-18, 1998, at 11:58)

(Saturday, January 17, 1998, story time-stamped 23:32:47 PST/Sunday, January 18, 1998, 2:32:47 a.m. EST) — The Clinton–Lewinsky scandal, an American political scandal that involved President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky, came to light tonight on the Drudge Report website, which reported that Newsweek editors were sitting on a story by investigative reporter Michael Isikoff exposing the affair. Continue reading Clinton–Lewinsky affair first reported 20 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1998)

LBJ talks Vietnam, presses programs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1968)


Video: 'President Johnson's 1968 State of the Union Address, 1/17/68. MP200.'

(Wednesday, January 17, 1968, 9:05 p.m. EST; during the Vietnam War and the African-American civil rights movement (1954–1968)) — U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson said tonight he’s not yet satisfied that Hanoi had met his requirements for a bombing halt of North Vietnam and he outlined an expanded program of legislation for the cities and the hard-core unemployed, in his 1968 State of the Union Address. Continue reading LBJ talks Vietnam, presses programs 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 17 1968)

Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey dies 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 13 1978)


Video: ‘1/14/1978: Hubert Humphrey Dies’

(Friday, January 13, 1978, 9:25 p.m. CST)Hubert Humphrey, the 38th Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969, during the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and the 1968 Democratic presidential nominee, died tonight of bladder cancer at his home in Waverly, Minnesota. Continue reading Former U.S. Vice President Hubert Humphrey dies 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 13 1978)

Tripp provides taped conversations with Lewinsky 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1998)


Video: 'LEWINSKEE' (25 videos)

(Monday, January 12, 1998; during the Clinton–Lewinsky scandal) — Linda Tripp today provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, detailing Lewinsky’s affair with U.S. President Bill Clinton. Continue reading Tripp provides taped conversations with Lewinsky 20 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 12 1998)

Ike urges ‘sacrifice’ to ‘wage total peace’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 1958)


Video: 'Eisenhower's State Of The Union Message (1958)'

(Thursday, January 9, 1958, 12:30 p.m. EST) — In his sixth State of the Union address, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower today laid down an eight-point “safety through strength” program and called on the American people for “sacrifice and a high degree of understanding” so the country can “wage total peace.” Continue reading Ike urges ‘sacrifice’ to ‘wage total peace’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 9 1958)

Wilson outlines Fourteen Points for lasting peace 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1918)


Video: 'Wilson's 14 Points & League of Nations Explained'

(Tuesday, January 8, 1918, noon EST) — U.S. President Woodrow Wilson outlined his Fourteen Points, a statement of principles for peace that was to be used for negotiations to end World War I, before a joint session of Congress today in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Wilson outlines Fourteen Points for lasting peace 100 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 8 1918)

Truman for $40 income tax cut, rise on profits 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 7 1948)

(Wednesday, January 7, 1948, 1:30 p.m. EST) — In his State of the Union message, U.S. President Harry S. Truman urged Congress today to grant every income taxpayer a $40-cost-of-living credit with an additional $40 credit for each of his dependents, and proposed the recapture of the consequent loss of $3,200,000,000 in Federal revenue by raising taxes on corporation profits (click here to listen to President Truman’s address).