The Vatican

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958

– MBS – Fulton Lewis Jr. And The News -October 13, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised...

Coronation Of A Pope – Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

Coronation Of A Pope – Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual/Vatican Radio – Coronation of Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Upon the Death of Pope Pius XI, the former Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, ascended to the position of...

Camilla Says Yes – Mahmud Says No – February 11, 2005

Camilla Says Yes – Mahmud Says No – February 11, 2005

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – The World Today – February 11, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Ten years ago today – Britain’s Prince Charles announced his engagement to longtime Mistress Camilla Parker Bowles, from then on to be...

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week ending January 15, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Thirty-one years ago this week, the simmering stew of politics and saber-rattling hit the boiling point in Central America. With news...

The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm – December 15, 1981

The Official Press Says Poland Is Calm – December 15, 1981

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Hourly News – December 15, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A world of unease, this December 15th in 1981. Starting with news of a purported calm descending over Poland in wake of the latest...

T’was The Season – Bombs, Balls And Strikes – October 2, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices & Events – Week ending October 2, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy week, this first one of October in 1949. Strikes were on the agenda – the Steel Industry was hit with its first...

Raoul Cedras And The Awkward Moments – September 22, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – September 22, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this first day of Autumn in 1994 had much to do with the ongoing situation in Haiti. With U.S. troops having landed on the Island nation...

Passing Of The Great One – June 25, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 25, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A sad day, this June 25th in 1987. News of the passing of Jackie Gleason, comedian and early television legend had slipped peacefully away the previous evening, losing...

Overrunning Oslo – Happy Birthday Rome – News From Europe – April 21, 1940

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News From Radio Berlin, Radio Paris, EIAR Rome – Mutual Broadcasting Shortwave – April 21, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the war in Europe was going on for some 7 months, interest in news from the front was of...