Ayatollah

Soviet Troops in Kabul - Dec. 1979

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

  – News for December 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kabul, this December 28th in 1979. A new regime holding power as of this day in Afghanistan. Strongly pro-Moscow, even more so than the previous regime which was overthrown...

Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979

Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979

– CBS Radio Hourly News – November 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between the U.S. and Iran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York,...

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

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...