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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...

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Extraordinary Circumstances

February 4, 1979 – Weekend Report – The World This Week -CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 4, 1979 – a busy day in an even busier week in 1979. Beginning with reports on the first visit to the U.S. of a Chinese leader in over...

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...

January 12, 1982 – New Day – Old Poland – Frozen Oranges

January 12, 1982 – New Day – Old Poland – Frozen Oranges

  January 12, 1982 – CBS Radio News on The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 12, 1982 – The situation in Poland was escalating into a war of words, with the Reagan administration threatening more sanctions against the Soviet Union and Poland. So far, only economic sanctions...

Radio Peking – December 21, 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

Radio Peking – December 21, 1966 – Past Daily Reference Room

–Radio Peking (Beijing) – English language broadcast for December 21, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Radio Peking, before it was known as Radio Beijing, the Voice of The People’s Republic of China, who broadcast daily in English, and unless you had a powerful shortwave radio, you do doubt...

‘An Urgent Need For Peace’ – December 2, 1967

‘An Urgent Need For Peace’ – December 2, 1967

– ABC News Around The World – December 2, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Peace seemed to be the illusive goal, this December 2nd in 1967. With fighting in Vietnam continuing, B-52’s staging raids, South Vietnamese incursions into Cambodia and seemingly fruitless attempts at negotiations in Paris. the...

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

– NBC Radio – Voices And Events – November 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The endless debate on Foreign Policy – where America stood in the world. The World in conflict once again – the Cold War getting colder. That was much of what dominated the news...

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958

– MBS – Fulton Lewis Jr. And The News -October 13, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised...

China And The Fog Of Uncertainty – October 12, 1976

China And The Fog Of Uncertainty – October 12, 1976

– BBC Newsreel – October 12, 1976 – BBC World Service – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this October 12th in 1976 there was a aura of uncertainty in the direction of China. Longtime leader Mao Tse-Tung had died in September and rumors of a coup were spreading, along...

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

The Bulldozer Revolution And A Birthday – October 9, 2000

  – BBC World Service – World Briefing – October 9, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the overthrow and resignation of Slobodan Milosevic a few days earlier and the installation of Vojislav Kostunica as the legitimate President, members of the EU were meeting on this day to...