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Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory Has A Word Or Two About Race And Politics 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Dick Gregory – Interview from NET: Newsfront – April 26, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Dick Gregory – whose popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a mainstream comedian was traded in for a career as a political activist, was one of the most outspoken and...

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

Discontent, Unrest And The Litigious Nature Of Rain – December 9, 1947

– News For December 9, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 9th in 1947 – Post-War discontent, Cold War jitters and the slow, painful process of getting a war torn Europe back on its feet. Canadian Prime Minister MacKenzie King addressed the Canadian House of Commons, saying the...

Yankee, Get Out – October 21, 1999

Yankee, Get Out – October 21, 1999

– CBS World News Roundup – October 21, 1999 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day full of protests, this October 21st in 1999. Starting with a lockdown on Federal Prisons, who were seeing a spike in disturbances the previous few days. Seems much of it had to do...

Amid Chaos, More Chaos – October 8, 1990

Amid Chaos, More Chaos – October 8, 1990

– CBS World News Roundup – October 8, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – While chaos swept over Capitol Hill this day, thwarted only by an emergency spending bill which kept the government from shutting down for 12 days, there was other chaos going on in the world, this...

‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ – August 11, 1965

‘Nothing To See Here – No Point In Knowing’ – August 11, 1965

– Watts Riot – 2-Way Communications and street reports – KMPC-AM – August 11-15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Fifty years ago today, on August 11, 1965, in what began as a routine traffic stop escalated into one of the most violent and destructive riots of the 1960s....

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

The State Of Unrest – July 1968

– Meet The Press – Roy Innes-Floyd McKissick – July 14, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 has often been referred to as “The Incredible Year”. Incredible in a lot of ways; not least that America managed to survive what was probably one of the most violent years...

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

    – CBS World News Roundup – July 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Iran-Contra hearings were still big news, this July 9th in 1987. Oliver North was busy chiding the Congressional Hearing committee for its handling of the investigation, while supporters were busy demonstrating, calling...

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...

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

As Miami Burns – May 19, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Special Report – Miami Riots – May 19, 1980 35 years ago, on May 19, 1980 the city of Miami was entering its third day of racially-charged violence. The cause was, and continues to be, a...