Tagged: Iran–Contra affair

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...

Freshman Senators 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

Freshman Senators 1963 – Past Daily Reference Room

  Freshman Senators – Meet The New Senators – CBS News – Feb. 24, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Freshman Senators – class of 1963. In what would go down in history as a momentous year, the new crop of Senators, flush from victories during the off-season election...

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

    – CBS World News Roundup – July 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Iran-Contra hearings were still big news, this July 9th in 1987. Oliver North was busy chiding the Congressional Hearing committee for its handling of the investigation, while supporters were busy demonstrating, calling...

A Reagan Presser – March 19, 1987

A Reagan Presser – March 19, 1987

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Reagan Press Conference – March 19, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Billed as “the most important Press Conference of his Presidency”, President Ronald Reagan faced members of the White House Press Corps for the first...

Puzzled In Pyongyang – November 17, 1986

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 17, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection One of those baffling days in history where the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. On November 17, 1986 the...

Is This Trip Necessary? March 17, 1988

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight – March 17, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This St. Patrick’s Day in 1988 was greeted with news of another military incursion in Central America – this time it was Honduras with 3,500...

Contemplating A Swap . . .Or Not. February 11, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for February 11, 1987 News for this day in 1987 started with the storm of protest over a U.S. proposal for a hostage-for-prisoner swap that included 8 Americans and one Israeli in exchange for Palestinians being held by Israel. No, the...

Playing The Get-Out-Of-Jail-For-Free Card – November 15, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for Nov. 15, 1991 A day with surprises, this November 15th in 1991. Starting with news that former Security Adviser and key player in the Iran-Contra affair, John Poindexter had his five-count criminal conviction overturned, making him a free (for the...