Africa

June 13, 1979 – Sanctions, SALT and Somoza

June 13, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 13, 1979 – a busy day in the world, a busier one if you were President. On this day President Carter suffered another Foreign Policy setback regarding the situation in Zimbabwe/Rhodesia. The Senate voted to...

June 7, 1947

June 7, 1947 – In The Matter Of Food And Survival

June 7, 1947 – ABC Radio – News Of Tomorrow – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 7, 1947 – news for this day was about survival and about reconstruction. Secretary of State George Marshall was in Paris to discuss the plan for aiding the war-torn European countries and to...

Chinese refugees leaving Vietnam

May 27, 1978 – Looking For A Way – Looking For A Way Out

May 27, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 27, 1978 was a day full of caution. Cautious optimism, cautious crossing of t’s and dotting of i’s, cautious anticipation of some kind of peace – whether it was East-West or Africa or Vietnam. A...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

April 20, 1979 - Elections in Rhodesia

April 20, 1979 – Rhodesia Heads To The Polls

April 20, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of sweeping changes, April 20th, 1979 – although at the time it didn’t seem that way. The free elections in Rhodesia were regarded as a footnote, almost an afterthought on many news programs. But...

April 14, 1941

April 14, 1941 – Situation East

April 14, 1941 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 14, 1941, the 589th day of War, had much to do with the situation in the Balkans. Yugoslavia fell to the Germans, with Yugoslav resistance scattered and disorganized. The Capital of Belgrade...

April 13, 1992 - NAB Convention

April 13, 1992 – What Happens In Vegas . . .

April 13, 1992 – CBS: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 13, 1992 – Big scare for former President Ronald Reagan on this day. While delivering a short speech, thanking the National Association of Broadcasters for an award he had jusut received at their annual convention...

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

Abdullah Ibrahim

Abdullah Ibrahim With Gato Barbieri And Don Cherry – Live In Hamburg 1968 (RIP: Gato Barbieri) – Past Daily Downbeat

Abdullah Ibrahim with Gato Barbieri and Don Cherry – Live in Hamburg – August 3, 1968 – NDR Radio – Abdullah Ibrahim, just prior to his transformation from Dollar Brand, has been one of the truly unique and pioneering voices in Jazz from mid-century on. A native of South Africa,...