Korea

President Clinton in Rome

June 3, 1994 – When In Rome. . .

June 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 3, 1944 – The big news of the day was President Clinton’s visit to Italy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allied victory in Rome. Considered by many to be the “forgotten front”, Clinton...

Korean War -Aril 1951

April 29, 1951 – A Week In The World

April 29, 1951 – Voices and Events – Week of April 29,1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-five years ago today, on April 29, 1951, we were looking back at a week full of war, fear, recollections and hope. The Korean War was continuing without let-up. Former Far-East Commander...

April 8, 1951

April 8, 1951 – Power Struggle

April 8, 1951 – CBS Radio – Howard K. Smith News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1951 – 65 years ago we were knee-deep in a war in Korea and we were knee-deep in East-West tensions. Power plays and shows of strength. And how was...

March 29, 1953

March 29, 1953 – Cold War Muckraking

March 29, 1953 – ABC Radio – Drew Pearson News and Commentary – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 29, 1953 – An otherwise typical Cold War day in March – news regarding surprise moves from the Kremlin regarding the U.S. situation in Korea and the political implications of such...

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – 48,000 And Counting

February 15, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and the News – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 15, 1951 – Reports from Korea were pessimistic, even with spin attached. As of this day the list of casualties grew by 600, passing the 48,000 mark for both dead...

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...

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

The Great Debate On Foreign Policy – November 19, 1950

– NBC Radio – Voices And Events – November 19, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The endless debate on Foreign Policy – where America stood in the world. The World in conflict once again – the Cold War getting colder. That was much of what dominated the news...

The Week That Was – October 22, 1950

The Week That Was – October 22, 1950

– Voices And Events – For Week Ending -October 22, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 65 years ago the world seemed a different place. Celebrated Poets were leaving, celebrated writers were lecturing. Wars were raging out of control, off-year elections were being fought over and compared with election...

War Of Waiting – Sept. 11, 1950

War Of Waiting – Sept. 11, 1950

– CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow And The News – Sept. 11, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Sixty-five years ago, on September 11th it was about another war; the war in Korea. The Police Action. The border dispute. The Domino. Allied infantry and Communist troops trading fire...

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...