Tagged: Commentators

The Navy Vs. The Air Force And The Annual Madness – October 9, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Voices and Events – Week Ending October 9, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This week in 1949 ran the gamut from Capitol Hill intrigues to World Series mayhem. Starting the week at the Pentagon with the infamous Navy...

Congress Pulls An All-Nighter – July 25, 1947

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sam Hayes and The News – July 25, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A mixed bag of news, this July 25th in 1947. Congress pulled an all-nighter in a futile attempt to investigate Attorney General Thomas Clark over his proposed...

‘A Loud Bang At 8:59 AM’ – July 7, 2005 – The London Bombings

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Radio 4/5 Live – July 5, 2005 – reports/bulletins – BBC Radio Terrorism visited London, this July 7th in 2005. At first, sketchy reports and tentative explanations of “huge power surges”. But as news emerged by eyewitnesses of several explosions...

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984

Buying Friends And Influencing Destiny – May 20, 1984

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 20, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It wouldn’t be the 80s without El Salvador and this May 20th in 1984 was no different. Flush from his victory in the election, Salvadoran President-elect José Napoleón...

Meanwhile . . . Back in Nuremberg – December 13, 1945

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Nuremberg Trial report – Mutual News – December 13, 1945 December 1945 marked the continuation of one of the most famous trials in modern history.Starting in November, the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial assembled  high ranking and influential members of the German Nazi...

Mad Dash To The Finish Line – October 31, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – October 31, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Down to the wire – the last full week of campaigning before America went to the polls, this week ending October 31st, in 1976. President Ford and...

The World According To Conference Room 5 – October 29, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio/UN Radio – Memo From Lake Success – October 29, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this October 29 in 1949 had much to do with the comings and goings from Conference Room 5 at the United Nations...

We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .- Invasion Of Grenada – October 25, 1983

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Face The Nation – Grenada Invasion – Terrorist Bombing in Beirut – October 30, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has...

October Mayhem – October 22, 1962

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio News – NBC Radio Special Report On Cuba Crisis – October 22, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1962 was decidedly ominous, and if you had grown up on a diet of Cold War...