Iran

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

Jimmy Carter at the NEA Convention

July 5,1980 – A Respite From Glad-handing – A Packing Of Common Criminals

July 5, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy news day, this July 5, 1980. With Jimmy Carter actively seeking endorsements, he took a brief respite before assuming Presidential duties, and headed to Plains, Georgia for his first time off in 9 months....

Cuban Refugee arrival in Florida

May 10, 1980 – Hardline In Tehran – Homecoming In Miami

News for May 10, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1980 – depending on which continent you were, you were either nervous or celebrating. In Iran, Parliamentary elections were taking place, and in the second round of voting, it was looking like...

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 20, 1979 - Elections in Rhodesia

April 20, 1979 – Rhodesia Heads To The Polls

April 20, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day of sweeping changes, April 20th, 1979 – although at the time it didn’t seem that way. The free elections in Rhodesia were regarded as a footnote, almost an afterthought on many news programs. But...

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 1, 1980

March 1, 1980 – Drama In Bogota

March 1, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 1, 1980 – a lot of drama, going on this day in 1980. Starting with the hostage situation in Colombia, where leftist guerrillas were holding hostages at the Dominican Embassy in Bogota. Following the release...

February 24, 2002 – The View From Ramallah

February 24, 2002 – The View From Ramallah

  February 24, 2002 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 24,2002 – With Israeli tanks surrounding PLO Headquarters in Ramallah, discussions between Ariel Sharon and the Israeli Security cabinet over what happens next and whether or not to lift the two-month blockade of the...

February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – Flight From Tehran

February 16, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 16, 1979 – a day of evacuation, confusion and purges in Tehran, and a day of logger-heads in Mexico City. In Iran, the escape was on, and hundreds of...

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

  – News for December 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kabul, this December 28th in 1979. A new regime holding power as of this day in Afghanistan. Strongly pro-Moscow, even more so than the previous regime which was overthrown...