Egypt

January 25, 1956 – An Ike Presser

January 25, 1956 – An Ike Presser

January 25, 1956 – President Eisenhower Weekly Press Briefing – January 25, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1956 – 60 years ago today, President Eisenhower faced a barrage of Journalists inquiries as part of his regular routine of keeping the Press informed about the goings on...

January 18, 1957 – Around The World In 45 Hours

January 18, 1957 – Around The World In 45 Hours

January 18, 1957 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 18, 1957; a day where circling the globe took 45 hours, and brokering peace deals took an eternity. A lot of contrasts, this day. Beginning with news that the U.S. Airforce successfully completed...

On The Road To A Working Summit – December 21, 1977

On The Road To A Working Summit – December 21, 1977

– News for December 21, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Summit talks, between Israel and Egypt, were scheduled to take place in Cairo on December 25th in 1977. But on this December 21st the preliminary talks were abruptly cancelled in favor of negotiations for the upcoming meeting between...

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

  – Cairo Conference – NBC Special News Report – December 1, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this December 1st in 1943, word reached newsrooms that the Conference in Cairo had just concluded. The meeting between China’s Gen. Chiang kai-Shek, President Roosevelt and Britain’s Winston Churchill took...

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...

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

Assassination Of Sadat – October 6, 1981

– CBS Radio News – Bulletins, reports, newscasts – October 6, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day in 1981, the news was filled with reports that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had been the victim of an assassination. During a military review, Sadat, along with several dignitaries and...

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970

The Whole Situation Is A Mess – October 6, 1970

– NBC Nightly News – October 6, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October was shaping up to being a confused, violent and ultimately sad month in 1970. With word that Israeli-Egyptian talks could resume for another 90 days was met with suspicion by the U.S., amid reports that...

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

  – CBS World News Roundup – October 1, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this first day of October in 1985 was hopeful, vengeful and sad. The hopeful part came in the form of the upcoming Summit talks in Geneva between Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and...

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine And The UN – Sept. 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – “Had we known then what we know now . . . . .” – I’m sure that mantra has been said over and over throughout the years. But nowhere in...