Tagged: Communists

‘Some Of My Best Friends Are Negroes’ – July 21, 1963

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio: Voices In The Headlines – July 21, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 21st came on a Sunday in 1963, and so it was a day devoted to events leading up to the end of a tumultuous week...

Crooked Woven Webs – May 29, 1966

Crooked Woven Webs – May 29, 1966

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Voices In The Headlines – May 29, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week, ending on this May 29th in 1966, was mostly about our inevitable plunge into the quagmire called Vietnam. Rioting had erupted in Saigon...

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...

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...

The Clot Thickens – October 17, 1986

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 17, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day of diplomatic wrangling, spin and damage control, this October 17th in 1986. Beginning with the White House sending former Attorney General Griffin Bell to Managua to...

Shakeup In The Kremlin – October 16, 1964

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio News – WXYZ, Detroit Morning Report – October 16, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many...

We Don’t Have Magic Weapons To Win Wars Quickly – October 15, 1951

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and the News – October 15, 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this October 15th in 1951. Looking for a peaceful solution to the arms race and President Truman calling for discussions and...