Tagged: Broadcast Journalism

Poster in Red China

LBJ Has A Word About China – July 12, 1966

On July 12, 1966 – With the Vietnam War pulling us deeper and deeper into the conflict-with-no-end, and Red China showing increasing antagonism toward the U.S. – and now that they had the Atomic Bomb – the balance of power in Southeast Asia was looking precarious, at least to our...

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Hurricane Bertha

July 12, 1996 – In Blew Bertha

July 12, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Twenty years ago today, on July 12, 1996, we were wondering about just where Hurricane Bertha was going to land. Bertha, blowing at speeds upwards from 90 miles an hour, was poised somewhere off the Carolina...

Korean War - 1951

July 11, 1951 – Truce Talks?

July 11, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another mixed-signals day, this July 11, 1951. With truce talks going on in Korea, fighting was still going on – with a reported additional 164 American troops killed in action during...

Crisis in Palestine - 1948

July 8, 1948 – Crisis In Palestine

July 8, 1948 – News Of The World – Palestine Crisis and more – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day in 1948 had much to do with the crisis in Palestine, which had now blown up into full-scale war. UN mediators were scrambling for negotiations to try...

Molotov-Stettinius-Eden

July 7, 1945 – Getting A United Nations Started

On this July 7, 1945, the world was still at war in the Pacific, but the bigger discussion of the Peace was taking place in San Francisco. In 1945, the first major steps at starting a United Nations were undertaken. The hammering out of a United Nations Charter was an...

Linda Tripp

July 7, 1998 – Return Tripp

  July 7, 1998 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 7, 1998, and the third return of the notorious Linda Tripp to the Grand Jury to lay out some 20 hours of taped phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky. The scandal involving the White House...

Raid on Entebbe - July 6, 1976

July 6, 1976 – The World Learns A Word: Entebbe

July 6, 1976 – Radio Nederland World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In what was described as one of Israel’s most daring raids to rescue hostages, the raid at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport in order to rescue some 284 passengers, held captive on a Tel-Aviv to Paris bound...