Jimmy Carter

Sadat-Begin

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin And The Peace Prize

October 28, 1978 – Sadat-Begin Peace Prize + other news – CBS/NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 28, 1978 began on a hopeful note – announced the previous evening, the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize was being awarded to Egypt‘s Anwar Sadat and Israel‘s Menachem Begin. The reason...

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

Pope John Paul II - nuns

September 30, 1979 – A Pope Goes On Tour – Campaign Season Starts

September 30, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 30, 1979 – A busy week. Pope John-Paul II kicked off what could best be described as a World Tour, with a visit to Phoenix Park in Dublin, beginning what would be...

Gas Rationing

September 19, 1979 – Gas Rationing Possible – Peace, Less So.

September 19, 1979 -CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 19, 1979 – A day which made many people nervous. On Capitol Hill, Congress was finally in a position to act on legislation giving President Carter standby authority to ration gas in the event of a...

Begin-Strauss Meeting 1979

August 17, 1979 – Middle East Fence Mending

August 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1979 – a day of fence mending in the Middle East. Special Middle-East Envoy Robert Strauss flew to Israel and held an emergency meeting of reassurance with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as a...

Andrew Young

August 15, 1979 – The Trouble With Andrew

August 15, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 15, 1979 – a lot going on this day. Weather-related disasters during the Admirals Cup Yacht Race in England. 13 dead and four missing and the worst tragedy in yachting history. Gale force winds and...

1980 Democratic Convention

August 12, 1980 – The Search For Party Unity – Ted Kennedy Addresses The Convention

August 12, 1980 – Amid harrowing moments, threatened floor-fights and calls for an open convention, Ted Kennedy finally released his delegates to support Jimmy Carter and the slow road of party unity began. But in one last move, a move which upstaged Carter’s triumphant moment, Senator Ted Kennedy delivered a...

Jimmy Carter - August 8, 1980

August 8, 1980 – “Anybody But Carter”

August 8, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1980 – An election year, and still the Democratic Convention to go. On this day, there were grumblings about throwing the Convention open – about the Dump Carter Movement – about the...

Billy Carter

July 29, 1980 – Brother Billy

July 29, 1980 – on the eve of the 1980 Democratic Convention, the recurring trainwreck called Billy Carter, Jimmy’s brother, kept surfacing in the news. Doubtless it was all good news for the Reagan camp, who were making political hay by the ton, but it was still a world of...

Health Insurance

July 28, 1978 – The Word Was Health – The Subject Was Economy

July 28, 1978 – CBS Radio: The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this July 28, 1978 – the subjects on everyone’s mind were The Economy and Affordable Health Care. The Economy was a mess – so was our Health Care system. Both desperately needed fixing and...