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July 7, 1945 – Getting A United Nations Started

On this July 7, 1945, the world was still at war in the Pacific, but the bigger discussion of the Peace was taking place in San Francisco. In 1945, the first major steps at starting a United Nations were undertaken. The hammering out of a United Nations Charter was an...

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

March 21, 1948

March 21, 1948 – Italy Gets Ready To Vote

March 21, 1948 – Italian Elections – Clifton Utley Commentaries – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 21, 1948 – News from Europe on this day. The elections in Italy were heating up and all eyes were on Rome to see which way the political winds were going to blow....

March 10, 1990

March 10, 1990 – A Lithuanian Breakup

March 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 10, 1990 – The continuing and developing story of the breakaway Soviet republics got its latest chapter in the form of Lithuania, whose Parliament voted on a Declaration of Independence to leave Moscow and who...

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

Impugning Morals, Tarnishing Names – Hollywood Goes To A Witch Hunt – November 2, 1947

– The Story Behind The Headlines – November 2, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Described variously as A Sinister Circus Atmosphere, the House Un-American Activities Committee got underway in Washington. Set out to prove allegations that Hollywood was a veritable cesspool of Communist sympathizers, all bent on distorting...

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

Truce Talks – Bluff Talks – July 10, 1951

  – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow News With Don Hollenbeck – July 10, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 10, 1951 was an interesting day – not so much for what it represented in the present, but what it foretold about the future. The situation in Korea...

With An Eye On Human Rights – San Francisco Conference – June 16, 1945

With An Eye On Human Rights – San Francisco Conference – June 16, 1945

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Report From The San Francisco Conference – June 16, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the San Francisco Conference just days away from closing, a charter was being drawn up for adoption, a new name...

Waving Sticks And Rubber Hoses In Bucharest – June 15, 1990

Waving Sticks And Rubber Hoses In Bucharest – June 15, 1990

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 15, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Another busy day in history; June 15, 1990. In Ohio, a night of torrential thunderstorms brought flash flooding throughout the Eastern and Central...

Edward R. Murrow Addresses The NAB Convention – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

Edward R. Murrow Addresses The NAB Convention – 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

http://pastdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Edward-R.-Murrow-NAB-Address-April-2-1962.aif-14.13.mp3 . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Edward R. Murrow Addresses The National Association Of Broadcasters Convention – April 2, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1962 we were on the threshold of exciting times. Technology was making it possible to launch,...

The View From Vilnius – March 31, 1990

The View From Vilnius – March 31, 1990

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Hourly News – March 31, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this last day of March in 1990 had much to do with the rapidly-becoming-former Soviet Union. March 1990 was Lithuania’s turn – a...