Terrorism

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 27, 1993 – Rounding Up Suspects

June 27, 1993 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 27, 1993 was a reminder that the events of only a few months earlier were still fresh in peoples minds. In February of that year, bombings of The World Trade Center made it abundantly...

Pope John Paul II

May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – Reports and reactions to news of Pope John Paul II – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt...

Earl Browder

Earl Browder – An American Communist In 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Earl Browder – Meet The Press – April 20, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Earl Browder, former head of the Communist Party in America, is interviewed on Meet The Press, from April 20, 1949. In the midst of the Cold War and the intense wave of fear which...

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...

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

Less Than A Day – Less Than 24 Hours – Still Time To Save A Few Minds

  A little less than a day to go – I can’t tell you how close we are to reaching half-way to our goal. I have my fingers crossed that we get a last minute surge in pledges and we get over the top. That would be the best of...

College campus unrest

To Be A College President In 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

Comment – Former President of Wisconsin State College Fred Harrington – May 2, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Since we’re coming up on an anniversary – the shootings at Kent State during an anti-War Protest, on May 4,1970, I was reminded of how embattled the position of College...

Oklahoma City Bombing Suspect Gary Land

May 3, 1995 – The Wrong John Doe #2

May 3, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 3, 1995 – This day began with a media frenzy. After 18 hours of questioning by FBI Agents over possible connections to Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombings, Gary Lands and Robert Jacks, who...

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...