Reagan Years

Jimmy Carter at the NEA Convention

July 5,1980 – A Respite From Glad-handing – A Packing Of Common Criminals

July 5, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy news day, this July 5, 1980. With Jimmy Carter actively seeking endorsements, he took a brief respite before assuming Presidential duties, and headed to Plains, Georgia for his first time off in 9 months....

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....

Hands Across America - May 25, 1986

May 25, 1986 – America Holds Hands

May 25, 1986 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 25, 1986 – Thirty years to the day, America held hands with each other in the name of poverty and hunger and it became a huge media lovefest. Hands Across America was the brainchild of...

Leonid Brezhnev

May 18, 1982 – The Pressure Of Time

  May 18, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 18, 1982 was a day with a lot of negotiation, finger pointing, wishful thinking and saber rattling going on. In Moscow, Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev addressed a gathering young Communists and talked about Nuclear...

Mike Dukakis - Campaign '88

May 17, 1988 – The Road To Detente – The Trail To The White House

May 17, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 17th 1988 – busy day for politics at home and overseas, this day. Starting with news of a dramatic decline in the U.S. trade deficit. The Commerce Department issued the March figures which showed a...

Robert MacFarlane

May 11, 1987 – The Iran-Contra Circus Comes To Capitol Hill

May 11, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No shortage of drama and controversies, this May 11, 1987. The joint House-Senate Hearings loooking into the Iran-Contra affair was heading into Week 2 and Witness 2. This week was the beginning of testimony from former...

Cuban Refugee arrival in Florida

May 10, 1980 – Hardline In Tehran – Homecoming In Miami

News for May 10, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1980 – depending on which continent you were, you were either nervous or celebrating. In Iran, Parliamentary elections were taking place, and in the second round of voting, it was looking like...

President Reagan

President Reagan Talks About The Economy – April 28, 1981

President Reagan – Address to joint Session of Congress – April 28, 1981 – National Public Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – President Reagan, in his first appearance since the assassination attempt on March 30, stood before a joint session of Congress, basking in what was the highest popularity...