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The Compact disc - August 31, 1982

August 31, 1982 – Boots, MIGs And Strange Little Discs

  August 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1982 – A day filled with the usual strife and the familiar struggle. But also a day which would have far reaching consequences in how we listened to music. Israeli fighter jets...

Nixon Funeral

Funeral For A President – April 27, 1994

Funeral for President Nixon – April 27, 1994 – NPR Special Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After suffering a severe stroke on April 18, former President Nixon died on April 22nd. The 35th President of the U.S. whose legacy ranged from ending the long-standing refusal to recognize Red...

March 4, 1987

March 4, 1987 – Fallout From The Tower Report

March 4, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1987 – on this day in Washington, a clamor for spin, a tsunami of questions and an appeal for answers. The Tower Commission Report – the investigation over allegations of U.S. wrongdoing in the...

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Crackdown In Poland – December 22, 1981

Poland news – CBS Radio – December 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A crackdown in Poland highlighted the news on this December 22nd in 1981. The Solidarity Movement, which was gaining momentum was abruptly halted when General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared martial law and cited a threatened intervention...

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

Trading An Upset Stomach For A Splitting Headache – The UN Mandate On Palestine – Sept. 14, 1947 – Past Daily Reference Room

– Story Behind The Headlines – Palestine And The UN – Sept. 14, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – “Had we known then what we know now . . . . .” – I’m sure that mantra has been said over and over throughout the years. But nowhere in...

World Over A Barrel – July  24, 1979

World Over A Barrel – July 24, 1979

– CBS World News Roundup – The World Tonight – July 24, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Busy day in the world, this July 24th in 1979. Beginning with the continuing saga of the Middle East. Lebanese Radio reported Israeli troops penetrated 5 miles into Southern Lebanon on...

The Syrian Crisis Of 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Syrian Crisis Of 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Youth Wants To Know – Interview with Dr. Farid Zeineddine – Dec. 3, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Further evidence that the Cold War took on many different forms, a crisis in the Middle had developed...

‘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...

Revenge Of The Warsaw Pressure Cooker – December 18, 1981

Revenge Of The Warsaw Pressure Cooker – December 18, 1981

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – December 18, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The saga of Solidarity and the mass strikes in Poland continued and escalated, this December 18, 1981. Despite efforts at a crackdown and imposition of...