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The Runner Stumbles – Sept. 15, 1979

The Runner Stumbles – Sept. 15, 1979

      – CBS Hourly News – September 15, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this day was word from The White House that President Carter dropped out of a marathon race, being held near Camp David. Spokespeople were quick to add that it...

About The Weather . . . – January 13, 1982

About The Weather . . . – January 13, 1982

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Hourly News – January 13, 1982 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This January 13th in 1982 was probably not all that far removed from most January 13th’s on the Eastern half of the U.S. The...

The Seasick Summit – Bush-Gorbachev At Malta – December 2, 1989

The Seasick Summit – Bush-Gorbachev At Malta – December 2, 1989

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News + Special reports – Malta Summit – December 2, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection I’m sure it seemed like a good idea at the time, and it probably looked very impressive on paper...

‘We’re At The Center Of The Bullseye’ – When Charley Paid A Visit – August 13, 2004

Click on the link here for Audio Player – WDBO, Orlando Florida Continuous coverage – August 13, 2004 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If you lived in Orlando Florida on this day ten years ago you’d be nervous. The second major hurricane of the season, Hurricane Charley was bearing down...

Water, Water Everywhere – 1965 – Drought, Water Pollution And Earth – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – Water, Water Everywhere – Nov. 15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the 1960s the concern wasn’t so much about Planet Earth running out of water as much as Planet Earth running out of drinkable water....

Flood Of The Century – April 18, 1997

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 18, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The weather was big news on this particular April 18th in 1997. In what was dubbed “The Flood of the Century“, much of North Dakota and Minnesota were...

Hell Bombs And Wonder Drugs – 1950 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – You And . . .The World – January 15-16, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection You could, in all likelihood, use that well-worn phrase from Dickens, The Best of Times – The Worst of Times to apply directly...

Silent Spring And A Few Words From Rachel Carson 1963 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Reports – The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson – 1963, rebroadcast 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In 1962, when Marine biologist and Conservationist Rachel Carson‘s landmark book Silent Spring was published, it immediately caused a storm of controversy. The...

Home, Sweet Frozen – The Blizzard Of ’78 – January 10, 1978

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 10, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1978 the news was all about the Arctic blast, freezing the country from East of the Rockies onwards. Proclaimed the worst Blizzard since the...

Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful – January 3, 1948

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News Of The World – January 3, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The big domestic news for this day was the weather. Snow blanketed the east coast, with downed power lines, stranded commuters, icy roads and frozen water mains...