Iran-Iraq War

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – CBS Hourly News – October 7, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high...

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – September 29, 1080 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this September 29th in 1980, news was about the Iran-Iraq War, which was heading into its second week. Iraq claimed to be winning, advancing some 60 miles into Iranian territory. Tehran didn’t dispute the...

In The Lap Of Conflicting Claims – September 28, 1980

In The Lap Of Conflicting Claims – September 28, 1980

– CBS Hourly News – September 28, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day was about the convening of an emergency session at the UN Security Council over the Iran-Iraq War, in its 6th day, this September 28th in 1980. By the end of the day...

It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Mondale – June 5, 1984

It’s Tuesday, It Must Be Mondale – June 5, 1984

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 5, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. This day in 1984 was the big Primary day; the last one before the conventions before everybody settled down to make promises. California was the...

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 14, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days of nail-biting and confusion – this May 14th in 1984. Starting with news the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, holding an American couple...

World Full Of Missiles – Pockets Full Of Empty – March 19, 1985

World Full Of Missiles – Pockets Full Of Empty – March 19, 1985

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – March 19, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 30 years ago, March 19th was about nuclear weapons, MX Missiles, Geneva Arms talks. East-West relations, saber-rattling and words. On this day the first...

Another Kidnapping In Beirut – March 16, 1985

Another Kidnapping In Beirut – March 16, 1985

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – March 16, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in March, 30 years ago had much to do with another kidnapping in Beirut; the third in as many days....

Blood Feuds And Big-Big Promises – October 1, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight – October 1, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The new month got off to a roaring start, this October 1st in 1980. The economy was making news with Interest rates climbing.  The Russians...

A Personal Appeal To Help Us Preserve History

Click on the link here for our DONATION PAGE – Indiegogo/Past Daily/Gordon Skene Sound Collection Fundraiser As you probably all know by now, we’ve been having a Fundraiser. In connection with Fractured Atlas and Indiegogo, Past Daily is in the middle of raising funds to continue our preservation and restoration...