Tagged: Al Jazeera

Greta Garbo On The Radio – 1937 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Greta Garbo On The Radio – 1937 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

Greta Garbo and Charles Boyer – Scenes from Conquest – 1937 – MGM Radio Series – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Greta Garbo was one of the truly legendary stars during the early days of Hollywood. Beginning during the Silent era, Garbo was a household name throughout the early decades...

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

School Desegregation – December 2, 1960

– Eyewitness To History – School Desegregation In New Orleans – December 2, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – School Desegregation, even 6 years after the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, schools were loathed to follow the ruling, balking at the notion of integrating...

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

Cairo Conference – December 1, 1943

  – Cairo Conference – NBC Special News Report – December 1, 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this December 1st in 1943, word reached newsrooms that the Conference in Cairo had just concluded. The meeting between China’s Gen. Chiang kai-Shek, President Roosevelt and Britain’s Winston Churchill took...

Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #18

Past Daily Fall Fundraiser – Communique #18

Day # 19 – 12 days left – still at 6% of our goal – but some great  words of support, the past 24 hours. Sometimes, the verbal pat-on-the-back is worth more than a pledge – it means maybe I am doing something right. See; that’s the problem with having...

The Simmering Dog Days Of Summer – July 21, 1965

The Simmering Dog Days Of Summer – July 21, 1965

– CBS World News Roundup – July 21, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This day, 50 years ago saw an escalation of things. An escalation of the War in Vietnam and an escalation in the violence in reaction to the Civil Rights Movement. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara...

‘It’s 125 Below Zero In Fairbanks’ – January 30, 1989

‘It’s 125 Below Zero In Fairbanks’ – January 30, 1989

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – January 30, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though it was the dead of Winter, the cold snap hitting Alaska on this January 30th in 1989 raised a few eyebrows. With temperatures...

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

The 70s, A Look Ahead – January 1970 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – The 70s – A Look Ahead – January 11, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The 70s. Compared to the 60s it was uncharted territory. There was a lot of uncertainty going around. The Vietnam War was...

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981

Hijackings And Oil Prices – December 9, 1981

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News On The Hour – December 9, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Compared to other December 9th’s in history, December 9, 1981 was downright calm. On this particular day the news was about the OPEC...