Politics

Gen. Abboud of Sudan

November 17, 1958 – A Big Freeze And A Bloodless Coup

November 17, 1958 – WJR-AM Detroit, News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 17, 1958 – Cold War tensions topped the news on this day. Russian planes were accused of attacking U.S. planes twice in a single day, which prompted a flurry of complaints lodged against Moscow by the...

Dissent In America

Dissent In America – 1960 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dissent In America – The Open Mind – April 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dissent in America. What was going on, what was it up to, who was dissenting, how were they dissenting? Was dissent real, or was it a knee-jerk/feel-good exercise that lasted only a few minutes...

Vote Counting In Florida

November 16, 2000 – Counting By Hand In Florida

November 16, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 2000 – Election 2000 was still raging on. The vote was too close to call. It all boiled down to Florida. And as of this day, the Florida Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to...

President Eisenhower - 1956

Hindsight ’56 – 1956 Election Postmortem – November 11,1956 – Past Daily Reference Rom

Election 1956 – Aftermath and Postmortem – NBC Radio – November 11, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Election ’56 – Sixty years ago this week, they were mulling over the staggering loss of the Democrats in their bid to re-take the White House. Incumbent President Eisenhower won by...

Rome - November 1947

November 15, 1947 – Winter Of Discontent

November 15, 1947 – NBC Radio – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage...

Ayatollah Montazeri

November 14, 1986 – Sanctions Against Syria – Selling Arms To Iran

November 14,1986 – CBS Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 14, 1986 – while the world reacted to the White House‘ further sanctions against Syria and the government of Hafaz Assad for fostering terrorism. The Reagan Administration tightened the screws on the Assad government,...

Walter Cronkite and kittens

Walter Cronkite Has A Word About 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Walter Cronkite – News and Commentary – November 5, 1980 – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Walter Cronkite – the last election he covered before his retirement was the 1980 Presidential campaign. The Most Trusted Man in America held forth, commenting as the votes were tabulated and,...

Guatemala Votes

November 10, 1990 – America Fishes For Support – Guatemala Goes To The Polls – Keating Goes To Court

November 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 10, 1990 – busy news day, no shortage of cliff-hangers. Secretary of State James Baker met with French officials in an attempt to drum-up support for the pending invasion of Kuwait on this day. Reports...

Carter Concession - 1980

November 9, 1980 – The End Of The Week That Was. Carter Concedes.

November 9, 1980 – CBS Radio – The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 9, 1980 – the end of a tumultuous week in politics. The Reagan landslide. The election which was called before the polls closed on the West Coast, where Jimmy Carter called Ronald...

Election 1960

November 8-9, 1960 – Election Night In America

Election Night 1960 – CBS News – November 8-9, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection November 8 and 9, 1960 – America votes – America waits – America bites its collective nails. Lest you all think the election of 2016 will be over within minutes of the polls closing, and...