Tagged: Central Intelligence Agency

Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – 55 Hours In Baghdad And A Word From Kimberly Bergalis

September 26, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 26, 1991 – a day which marked some 55 hours since Iraqi security forces detained a team of UN nuclear inspectors in a Baghdad parking lot. The team uncovered what was called a “goldmine” of...

August 26, 1986 - lake Nyos in Cameroon

August 26, 1986 – Tale Of The Exploding Lake

August 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 26, 30 years ago today – A seismic and Volcanic surprise in the African nation of Cameroon – one of the rare volcanos situation under a lake, erupted and spewed lethal carbon dioxide gas and...

Mao Tse-Tung

What To Do About China – May 25, 1946

Our Foreign Policy – Question of China – May 25, 1946 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Post-war Far East. The long process of rebuilding and negotiating. The question in 1946 had much to do with China. Under attack and at war since 1937 – overrun by Japanese troops and...

San Francisco Conference 1945

The San Francisco Conference 1945 – Building Blocks Of Peace – Past Daily Reference Room

San Francisco Conference – NBC Radio: our Foreign Policy – May 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the celebrations of VE day wound down, the news from San Francisco was about the assembly of allied nations, getting together to form an organization in which to iron out...

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...

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...

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

Cold War Jitters And Price Controls – December 3, 1947

– NBC Radio News Of The World – December 3, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News about the Cold War overseas and discontent over Price Controls at home, for this December 3rd in 1947. Secretary of Agriculture Anderson predicted a dramatic rise in Meat prices for 1948 unless...

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

In The Manner Of Breathing Free – The Refugee Situation – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

– America United – Should The Displaced Persons Law Be Liberalized? – September 18, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the latest news concerning the recent flood of refugees to Europe and elsewhere from war-torn Syria and the Middle East, the question of how are they to...

An Interview With Truman Capote – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

An Interview With Truman Capote – 1971 – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– For Adults Only: Truman Capote – April 16, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – There is no shortage of interviews, recollections, observations, biographies, documentaries and articles on literary legend Truman Capote. A pivotal figure in 20th century American literature, Capote was as much a figure of controversy, tragedy...

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – July 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of smiles, jokes and back-slapping, this July 30th, 40 years ago. Getting down to business in Helsinki, as the Strategic Arms Limitation talks got underway between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. With Soviet...