Scandals

Chicago 1968

The Whole World Is Watching: The Status Of News Gathering In 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 1 The Whole World Is Watching – December 22, 1968 – NET Broadcast – Part 2 As election years go, 2016 may go down as one of the most horrific in our history. However, the same...

Tylenol Scare of 1982

October 3, 1982 – A Sunday Ambush – Tainted Tylenol

October 3, 1982 – ABC Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Flare ups in the Middle East and a scare in the Chicago area. A bus carrying Israeli soldiers was ambushed outside of Beirut on this day, killing 6 and wounding 22. Israeli troops were combing the hills...

Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – 55 Hours In Baghdad And A Word From Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 26, 1991 – a day which marked some 55 hours since Iraqi security forces detained a team of UN nuclear inspectors in a Baghdad parking lot. The team uncovered what was called a “goldmine” of...

Gold Traders - 1979

September 21, 1979 – All That’s Crazy Is Gold

September 21, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 21, 1979 was another insane day, if you were in the Gold Market. Prices were on a roller coaster ride all week and then slumped in Europe earlier this day, after reaching record highs earlier...

Spiro Agnew

Campaign ’72 – Spiro Speaks – Spiro Agnew On Meet The Press – 1972 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Looking back at previous elections and the people who helped shape them, or at least make them unforgettable. Spiro Agnew, vice-President to Richard Nixon had a legendary disdain for the Press. His dislike probably went deeper than his disdain for anything hinting at being Left. Famously referring to the Press...

Hurricane Gilbert

September 12,1988 – Seeing Fire – Seeing Rain – Here Comes Gilbert

September 12, 1988 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 12, 1988 -depending on where you were, the news was either about fires sweeping across California or Hurricanes bearing down on Jamaica and heading for points west. The news this day began with reports of fires...

Princess Diana escaping Paparazzi - August 30, 1997

August 30-31, 1997 – Not The Fairy-Tale Ending – The Death Of A Princess

Hour 1 Hour 2 It was still early in the evening on the West Coast of the U.S.when news broke that “something had happened” to Princess Diana and her companion Dodi Fayed in a suburb of Paris. A speeding car they were in spun out of control, presumably while escaping...

Barbara Jordan and Charles Rangel

Congressional Black Caucus Weighs In On Watergate – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congressional Black Caucus – ABC News Issues and Answers – May 13, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Watergate and the scandal overtaking the Nixon White House had dominated the news and preoccupied the thoughts of much of America. Ironically 1974, the year Watergate was heading to impeachment, was...

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

Begin-Strauss Meeting 1979

August 17, 1979 – Middle East Fence Mending

August 17, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 17, 1979 – a day of fence mending in the Middle East. Special Middle-East Envoy Robert Strauss flew to Israel and held an emergency meeting of reassurance with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin as a...