Lebanon

The Compact disc - August 31, 1982

August 31, 1982 – Boots, MIGs And Strange Little Discs

  August 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1982 – A day filled with the usual strife and the familiar struggle. But also a day which would have far reaching consequences in how we listened to music. Israeli fighter jets...

Hostages of Flight 847

June 29, 1985 – The Ordeal Of Flight 847

News for this June 29, 1985 was about the breaking story in Lebanon. The impending release of some 39 hostages, taken by Islamic Jihadists while on a flight from Rome to Boston and eventually to Los Angeles, was averted to Athens and re-routed to Beirut. Threats to blow up TWA...

June 2, 1981 - Lech Walesa

June 2, 1981 – Stand Offs And Stand Downs

  June 2, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 2, 1981 – The day started with news that a hostage situation was finally over at a nursing home in New Haven, Connecticut. The gunman, Dominic Giordano was looking for...

June 1,1981 - President Reagan

June 1, 1981 – Arm-Twisting With A Smile

June 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 1, 1981 – a day of politicking. On Capitol Hill it was about the Reagan budget, the tax cuts, the defense spending and where was all the money going to come from....

Jimmy Carter campaigning

May 24, 1976 – Campaign Trail – Campaign Promises

May 24, 1976 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – It was Primary season then, 40 years ago. On May 24, 1976 the race was tightening and heading to the big prize of California on June 8. On this day it was the Oregon Primary and...

Friuli Italy Earthquake 1976

May 9, 1976 – Terremoto Friuli And Campaign ’76

  May 9, 1976 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The week ending May 9, 1976 – the news was preoccupied for most of the week with the events in Italy. A powerful earthquake shook towns and villages in Northeast Italy, claiming at...

April 26, 1986

April 26, 1986 – The Trouble With Libya

April 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1986 – 30 years ago today, everyone was pointing fingers at Libya. With a connection to a recent discotheque bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen and injured many others, along with allegations...

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25,1976 – Gloomy, Gloomier, Supersonic

January 25, 1976 -The World This Week – CBS Radio – January 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 25, 1976 – and the end of another week of wild contrasts. The week began with a gloomy assessment of the nation’s economy, as delivered by President Ford during...

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – Next Stop: Basra

January 19, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was in the news this day. With reports that Iranian troops were making advances towards the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, and that capture of the city was...

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen

January 15, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 15, 1986 – if you woke up this morning in 1986 and you were confused, you were in good company. An entire country was confused on this day. Seems there was a civil war between...