CIA

March 4, 1987

March 4, 1987 – Fallout From The Tower Report

March 4, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1987 – on this day in Washington, a clamor for spin, a tsunami of questions and an appeal for answers. The Tower Commission Report – the investigation over allegations of U.S. wrongdoing in the...

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 1976 and another day where secret documents found their way into mass circulation. This time, it was the findings by the Pike Committee on Capitol Hill, investigating the CIA. The documents revealing...

February 8, 1976 – 12,000 Known Dead.

February 8, 1976 – 12,000 Known Dead.

  February 8, 1976 – The World This Week – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 8, 1976 – 40 years ago this week, news that a devastating earthquake hit Guatemala leaving (as of this newscast) some 12,000 dead and many thousands more injured. It was feared...

The Eisenhower Years – 1953-1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Eisenhower Years – 1953-1961 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

The Eisenhower Years – CBS Radio News – January 8, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The Eisenhower Years – the years that started in January of 1953 and ended in January of 1961. Years which saw a Cold War, a Space Race, a Population explosion, a wave of independence...

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

Presidential Fender-Benders – October 15, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 15th, 40 years ago was about yet another mishap/near catastrophe President Ford was involved in. This time the blame was placed squarely on the Police Department in Hartford Connecticut where they failed...

The Other 9/11 – September 11, 1973

The Other 9/11 – September 11, 1973

– CBS Radio – The World This Week – September 15, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another September 11th, also known for its infamy, but one which has taken a backseat to the events in Manhattan some 28 years later. This September 11th was about Santiago Chile and...

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – July 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of smiles, jokes and back-slapping, this July 30th, 40 years ago. Getting down to business in Helsinki, as the Strategic Arms Limitation talks got underway between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. With Soviet...

Apostasia In Athens – July 23, 1965

Apostasia In Athens – July 23, 1965

– CBS World News Roundup – July 23, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another unstable day for Planet Earth, this July 23rd in 1965. With briefings continuing at the White House over Defense Secretary Robert McNamara‘s fact-finding tour of Vietnam, there was continuing concern over our escalating role...

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

Should Wiretapping Be Legal? 1956

    . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – American Forum – Should Wiretapping Be Legal? – June 3, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In the 1950s, with the Red Scare on everyone’s minds and Organized Crime in everyone’s newspaper, the question of...

Funeral For A Secretary Of State – John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959

Funeral For A Secretary Of State – John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio Funeral for John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The name John Foster Dulles probably doesn’t ring a lot of bells these days, aside from the name of an Airport...