Corruption

March 31, 1971 - Lt. Calley

March 31, 1971 – The Lt. Calley Verdict

  March 31, 1971 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 31, 1971 – Lt. William Calley, convicted in the massacre of 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in 1968 was handed the sentence on this day. The jury was given only one of two possibilities...

March 29, 1953

March 29, 1953 – Cold War Muckraking

March 29, 1953 – ABC Radio – Drew Pearson News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 29, 1953 – An otherwise typical Cold War day in March – news regarding surprise moves from the Kremlin regarding the U.S. situation in Korea and the political implications of such...

March 23, 1985

March 23, 1985 – Enflamed Political Passion Of The Apartheid Kind

March 23, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 1985 – a day where violence and passions ran high in South Africa over the killings of 18 Black Anti-Apartheid protestors. The trouble started after a news conference by President Reagan who commented, in...

March 22, 1942

March 22, 1942 – The Long Road Back

March 22, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1942 – The world still at war, the stakes getting higher – the threat of a Japanese invasion of Australia getting more likely – the lone British island in the Mediterranean, Malta, was being...

March 15, 1953

March 15, 1953 – Meet The New Boss

March 15, 1953 – Drew Pearson News – ABC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1953 – While the world was processing the death of Soviet Premier Stalin, his replacement, Gyorgy Melenkov was quickly and quietly taking the reigns, and not-so-quietly instigating purges within the Party. Rumors...

March 9, 1991

March 9, 1991 – Aftermath Of The Hundred-Hour War

  March 9, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 9, 1991 – Desert Storm was over. The Hundred-hour war was now history. Troops were starting to come home. And hints and revelations it could have gone worse were starting to surface. Before leaving...

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...

March 2, 1995 – Going Rogue

March 2, 1995 – NPR: All Things Considered – March 2, 1995 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 2, 1995 – An interesting, prophetic, eye-rolling day in history. Beginning first with the seemingly endless series of skirmishes in Congress over budget cuts, partisan wrangling, finger pointing and exasperation. The...

February 10, 1992 – President Harkin?

February 10, 1992 – President Harkin?

February 10, 1992 – Campaign ’92 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 10, 1992 – Today was the day of the much-anticipated Iowa Caucuses for this election year. A;though it came as no surprise, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin was the big winner...

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...