War Crimes

Bosnia - refugees 1995

September 15, 1995 – Bosnia: Winding Down A War

September 15, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1995 – The War in Bosnia was hopefully drawing to an end. President Clinton announced a 72-hour suspension of air operations, while a U.S. brokered partial-peace agreement was put in place. United Nations Peacekeepers...

Korean War civilan casualities

August 30, 1951 – Meanwhile, Back In Korea . . .

August 30, 1951 – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 30th in 1951 had a lot to do with the War in Korea. Attempts at negotiating a ceasefire in July had fallen apart and fighting was escalating. President Truman announced...

Polish Frontier - August 1939

August 29, 1939 – A Sinister Quietude On The Polish Frontier

August 29, 1939 – A day of intense anticipation – a day of nerves – a day of last attempts. As the crisis along the frontier between Poland and Germany escalated, and with all-out War in the balance, it was all a matter of waiting to see what was going...

Refugees fleeing Liberian overthrow

August 5, 1990 – Invasion And Overthrows

August 5, 1990 – ABC Information Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 5, 1990 – unsettling news this day. The ongoing attempted overthrow in Liberia of the government of President Samuel Doe and the outbreak of Civil War, prompted President Bush to order the evacuation of all...

My Lai

July 14, 1970 – A Place Called My Lai

July 14, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 14, 1970 – The results of the first Congressional investigation over the events at My Lai were made public this day. The infamous event, a massacre of unarmed men, women and children in the village of My...

Mostar May 1993

May 12, 1993 – Meanwhile, Back In Mostar. . .

May 12, 1993 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 12, 1993 – with talk of peace proposals and the move by the Clinton Administration to consider sending U.S. troops to Macedonia, the civil war in Bosnia was still raging. The 1993 siege of Mostar...

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...

May 1970 Protests

May 1970 – Spring Of Discontent

May 1970 – Discussion over the events at Kent and Jackson State College – KPFK-Pacifica May 1970 – Some called it the turning point in the country’s mood toward the Vietnam War. The protests and discontent had been on the rise ever since the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, and...

Ted Turner

April 18, 1985 – Handfuls Of Flimsy

April 18, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 18, 1985 – A questionable bid, a withering economy and a political gaffe were the big news items on this day. Self-described King Of Cable, Ted Turner was entering a bold takeover bid to buy...

March 31, 1971 - Lt. Calley

March 31, 1971 – The Lt. Calley Verdict

  March 31, 1971 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 31, 1971 – Lt. William Calley, convicted in the massacre of 22 Vietnamese civilians at My Lai in 1968 was handed the sentence on this day. The jury was given only one of two possibilities...