Libya

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...

April 14, 1941

April 14, 1941 – Situation East

April 14, 1941 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 14, 1941, the 589th day of War, had much to do with the situation in the Balkans. Yugoslavia fell to the Germans, with Yugoslav resistance scattered and disorganized. The Capital of Belgrade...

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

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...

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

– News Of The World – October 26, 1941 – Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an...

The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – June 17, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 was about battle fronts – the situation in the Middle East was one of tipping scales. The British...

The Trail Points East – February 2, 1989

The Trail Points East – February 2, 1989

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – February 2, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this second day of February in 1989 had much to do with suspicions of a terrorist bombing of PanAm flight 103, which...

Grim, Last Ditch Stands And The Capture Of Manila – January 2, 1942

Grim, Last Ditch Stands And The Capture Of Manila – January 2, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Blue Network News Of The World – January 2, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As war swept over the world, and battles raged from the South Pacific to the outskirts of Moscow, news was pessimistic but...

Confrontation Politics – August 18, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NPR News – All Things Considered – August 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day and more saber rattling in the Mediterranean. This time a dogfight between Libyan jets and 2 U.S.Navy F-14 jets over disputed territorial waters just...

Bubbling Under – Boiling Over – North Africa – February 13, 1958

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Life And The World – Hot Spots in North Africa – February 13, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the movements for independence from European powers gained momentum in the 1950s, so did the violence. Few places...