Disasters

Chicago Teachers picketing 1987

September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

August 26, 1986 - lake Nyos in Cameroon

August 26, 1986 – Tale Of The Exploding Lake

August 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 26, 30 years ago today – A seismic and Volcanic surprise in the African nation of Cameroon – one of the rare volcanos situation under a lake, erupted and spewed lethal carbon dioxide gas and...

Jimmy Carter - August 8, 1980

August 8, 1980 – “Anybody But Carter”

August 8, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1980 – An election year, and still the Democratic Convention to go. On this day, there were grumblings about throwing the Convention open – about the Dump Carter Movement – about the...

Al Gore and Future voter

August 4, 2000 – Down Along The Campaign Trail

August 4, 2000 – The CBS World News Roundup Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 4, 2000 – an election year, and the campaigns were off and running while the polls were tripping over each other to declare a frontrunner. With a boost of convention momentum and...

Roger Altman - Whitewater hearings

August 3, 1994 – A Grilling And A Derailment

August 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1994, the Amtrak’s Lakeshore Limited, from New York to Chicago, derailed outside of Buffalo New York, injuring 125 passengers, some of them seriously. In Washington, the infamous Whitewater hearings continued, with a...

Love Canal

August 2, 1978 – A Canal Called Love.

August 2, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 2, 1978 and an obscure piece of news drifted into this broadcast of The World Tonight, and wound up being one of the biggest and most scandalous stories of the 70’s. The contamination...

April 25, 1980

April 25, 1980 – A Failed Rescue Attempt

April 25, 1980 – Hostage rescue attempt – News reports and reactions – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For all intents and purposes, it was a risky attempt from the get-go. On this April 25th, 1980 an attempt to rescue the 53 American hostages, held at the American Embassy in...

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

April 1, 1979

April 1, 1979 – Situation At Control Room TMI-2

April 1, 1979 – News – Bulletins – Carter Press Conference – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 1, 1979 – the situation at the 3 Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant had already gone into the history books as the worst Nuclear Power Plant accident in U.S.history. On this day,...

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...