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Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979

Taking An Embassy Or Two – November 5, 1979

– CBS Radio Hourly News – November 5, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between the U.S. and Iran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York,...

Where Fainting From Hunger Is A Common Occurrence – Sept 2, 1941

Where Fainting From Hunger Is A Common Occurrence – Sept 2, 1941

– News of The World- Blue Network – September 2, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Despite the announcers breathless proclamation that it was “Tuesday September 3rd” it was actually Tuesday September 2nd in 1941. No matter, it was still a day where reports of German raids over England,...

Charges And Counter-Charges – August 31, 1951

Charges And Counter-Charges – August 31, 1951

    – Edward R. Murrow and The News – August 31, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this last day of August in 1951 was about the unsettled nature of things. The war in Korea was at the Charge and Countercharge stage – with claims of...

Eggshell Alliances – July 16, 1951

Eggshell Alliances – July 16, 1951

– Edward R. Murrow and the News with Don Hollenbeck – CBS Radio – July 16, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day, 64 years ago had much to do with shaky alliances being formed around the world. Starting with news that the U.S. and Spain were...

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

  – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – July 10, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 10, 1951 was an interesting day – not so much for what it represented in the present, but what it foretold about the future. The situation in Korea...

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

    – CBS World News Roundup – July 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Iran-Contra hearings were still big news, this July 9th in 1987. Oliver North was busy chiding the Congressional Hearing committee for its handling of the investigation, while supporters were busy demonstrating, calling...

Funeral For A Secretary Of State – John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959

Funeral For A Secretary Of State – John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio Funeral for John Foster Dulles – May 27, 1959 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. The name John Foster Dulles probably doesn’t ring a lot of bells these days, aside from the name of an Airport...

When The Mountain Blew – Mt. St. Helens – May 18, 1980

When The Mountain Blew – Mt. St. Helens – May 18, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – May 18, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 35 years ago today, on May 18, 1980 the infamous Mt. St. Helens in Washington State blew and threatened communities surrounding the mountain with thick...

Faulty Gauges – Faulty Logic – April 10, 1979

Faulty Gauges – Faulty Logic – April 10, 1979

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 10, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another interesting news day, this April 10th in 1979. Starting with an investigation of Nuclear Power Plants, based on the recent disaster at...

Primary Season – April 2, 1980

Primary Season – April 2, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – April 2, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It was smack in the middle of Primary Season, this April 2nd in 1980. With Carter landslides in the Wisconsin and Kansas primaries – challenger Gerry...