Disasters

February 9, 1979 – A Canal Named Love  – A Day Full Of Why.

February 9, 1979 – A Canal Named Love – A Day Full Of Why.

  February 9, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 9, 1979 – The ongoing situation in the Niagara Falls area of New York State around the community known as Love Canal and the toxic pollution wreaking havoc in the suburban neighborhood was escalating...

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 5, 1977 – Sweater Weather At The White House

February 5, 1977 – Sweater Weather At The White House

February 5, 1977 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 5, 1977 – The week was full of new about the Energy Crisis that wasn’t going to go away. America was asked to curb excess, starting with turning down thermostats, while Buffalo...

Y2K And The Coming Catastrophe – December 29, 1999

Y2K And The Coming Catastrophe – December 29, 1999

Y2K Reports – CBS World News Roundup – December 29, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Y2K and the coming catastrophe . . .so they said. That’s was what everyone was thinking about on this December 29th in 1999. Doomsday scenarios, fears that everything would stop and all would...

Troopergate And Grumblings From The Happy Place – December 23, 1993

Troopergate And Grumblings From The Happy Place – December 23, 1993

– News for December 23, 1993 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Troopergate and grumblings from Euro Disney this December 23rd in 1993. The Clinton White House was the scene of wild innuendo and accusation as Arkansas State Troopers testified that then-Governor Bill Clinton made...

Bhopal: A Cloud Of Misery – December 4, 1984

Bhopal: A Cloud Of Misery – December 4, 1984

– Bhopal Aftermath – CBS World News Roundup – December 4, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day had a lot to do with the continually unfolding story in Bhopal India. A poison gas leak from a Union Carbide Chemical plant, exposing some 500,000 people –...

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

A Turkey Named Harry – November 24, 1999

  – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – November 24, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 24th in 1999 was a Wednesday, and the day before Thanksgiving. And so news for this day had much to do with the crush of traffic on highways and to...

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions In The World – November 2, 1955

– NBC – Listen To Washington – November 2,1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War became a permanent fixture for life in the 1950s, so were the Summit conferences taking place in Geneva. Seemingly, ever few months, some gathering of Superpowers would take place to iron...

Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr  – October 23, 1980

Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr – October 23, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – October 23, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day full of politics, both Domestic and Foreign, this October 23, 1980. Starting with the Presidential election and the race, the rhetoric and the banter back and forth between President Carter and hopefuls Reagan...

Here Comes Hugo – September 21, 1989

Here Comes Hugo – September 21, 1989

– CBS World News Roundup – September 21, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Hurricane season – and no different for September 21st in 1989 as it has been in other years. For this September 21st, it was all about Hurricane Hugo and the wide swath the death and...