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World Over A Barrel – July  24, 1979

World Over A Barrel – July 24, 1979

– CBS World News Roundup – The World Tonight – July 24, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Busy day in the world, this July 24th in 1979. Beginning with the continuing saga of the Middle East. Lebanese Radio reported Israeli troops penetrated 5 miles into Southern Lebanon on...

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown – February 5, 1979

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown – February 5, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. And things were heating up in the Middle East, this day 36 years ago. Ayatollah Khomeini appointed Scholar and pro-democracy advocate Mehdi Bazargan as...

Upstaging An Inauguration With A Hostage Release – January 20, 1981

Upstaging An Inauguration With A Hostage Release – January 20, 1981

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + News reports via KNX-AM – January 20, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A busy day, this January 20th 34 years ago. While pre-Inaugural balls were going on in one part of...

The View From Kabul – January 9, 1980

The View From Kabul – January 9, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 9, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the hostage situation at the American Embassy in Tehran continuing and the Soviets settling in around Afghanistan, the 80s were getting off to...

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 29, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Coming to the frustrating end of a baffling month in a perplexing decade, this December 29th in 1979 was winding up nowhere near hopeful....

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News On The Hour – December 9, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Compared to other December 9th’s in history, December 9, 1981 was downright calm. On this particular day the news was about the OPEC...

The Hostage Crisis Goes To The UN – December 2, 1979

The Hostage Crisis Goes To The UN – December 2, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – United Nations Security Council Session – Dec. 2, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran and some 50 Embassy employees held hostage for some 28 days, it was time to get...

America Held Hostage – November 6, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio: Newsbreak + CBS Radio Hourly News – November 6, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection When Iran underwent sweeping changes, starting in late 1978 and culminating in the exile (under the pretense of tests for...

Blood Feuds And Big-Big Promises – October 1, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight – October 1, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new month got off to a roaring start, this October 1st in 1980. The economy was making news with Interest rates climbing.  The Russians...

One Hostage Down – Fifty-Two To Go – And ‘Like Magic, Drunks Have Disappeared From Parks’ – July 11, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Firstline Report – World News Roundup – Newsbreak – July 11, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection An interesting news day, this July 11th in 1980. It started off with a look at the upcoming Moscow Olympics, which...