Civil War

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Crisis in Palestine - 1948

July 8, 1948 – Crisis In Palestine

July 8, 1948 – News Of The World – Palestine Crisis and more – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1948 had much to do with the crisis in Palestine, which had now blown up into full-scale war. UN mediators were scrambling for negotiations to try...

Mostar May 1993

May 12, 1993 – Meanwhile, Back In Mostar. . .

May 12, 1993 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 12, 1993 – with talk of peace proposals and the move by the Clinton Administration to consider sending U.S. troops to Macedonia, the civil war in Bosnia was still raging. The 1993 siege of Mostar...

Robert MacFarlane

May 11, 1987 – The Iran-Contra Circus Comes To Capitol Hill

May 11, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No shortage of drama and controversies, this May 11, 1987. The joint House-Senate Hearings loooking into the Iran-Contra affair was heading into Week 2 and Witness 2. This week was the beginning of testimony from former...

L.A. and Smog in 1970

3 Days Before The Abyss – Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Has 3 Days Left To Go And You Can Still Help

3 days left – Not a lot of time, but a lot of catching up to do. I know people like cliff-hangers. Unfortunately my stomach isn’t as strong as it used to be. This is nerve-wracking time. I have made so many appeals and asked so many times for your...

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...

Pressure

Past Daily’s Spring Fundraiser Needs Your Help . . .Really.

No elegant way to put this – we’ve fallen¬†behind in our goal for this Spring Fundraiser and we need your help. Unless we get some serious turnout for contributions in the next few days, we’re going to have to cut back the amount of posts we do each day and...

March 22, 1981

March 22, 1981 – The Cold War Frying Pan

March 22, 1981 – The World This Week – ending March 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1981 – Ending a week of turmoil and uncertainty. The situation in El Salvador, the drumbeat of war and the fear of another Vietnam was taking centerstage this week,...

Spanish Civil War 1937

Spanish Civil War – 1937 – Past Daily Reference Room

Spanish Civil War – eyewitness Accounts – Society Of Newspaper Editors – April 17, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Spanish Civil War – the years 1936-1939 saw some of the worst devastation, division and bloodshed since the World War (World War 1, as 2 hadn’t gotten started yet)....

March 18, 1981

March 18, 1981 – Carol Burnett And The Enquirer

March 18, 1981 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 18, 1981 – another contentious, litigious, misplaced priorities kind of day in history. Starting with a threatened Coal strike. Contract talks between the Coal industry and the soft-coal miners broke down, paving the way for a nationwide...