Tagged: Middle East

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941

Pearl Harbor – In The Manner Of Surprise – December 7, 1941

– News for December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor Attack – NBC Radio Reports – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 – otherwise known as the Day Of Infamy. A surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base in Hawaii by Japanese carrier-based fighter planes and bombers....

Early Americana In Music – 1943 – Gramophone Weekend

Early Americana In Music – 1943 – Gramophone Weekend

– – Music Of The New World – Music of the settlers – November 1943 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A slice of early Americana this weekend, just in time to end up Thanksgiving weekend – a look at music of the Early American settlers and music of the...

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

Pakistan: Warning To The West – November 23, 1961

– ABC Radio – Pakistan: A Warning To The West – November 23, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this day in 1961, Pakistan was making the news. Not that a crisis had broken out. In fact Pakistani President General Ayub Kahn visited Washington earlier in the year...

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

Habib Bourguiba Talks About Independence And The Middle East 1968 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Meet The Press – Interview With Habib Bourguiba – May 19, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Many people, particularly those who aren’t aware of or remember the history or the extent of French influence in Africa and the Middle East, probably wonder why there is...

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

Traversing A Bomb-Scarred Globe – October 26, 1941

– News Of The World – October 26, 1941 – Blue Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 26th in 1941 was about the War in Europe and ominous reports coming from the Eastern Front. The German Army was slowly advancing into Southern Russia, with an...

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded  – Past Daily Reference Room

In 1948 Schools Were Overcrowded – Past Daily Reference Room

  – CBS Radio – Cross Section: USA – Federal Aid To Public Schools – May 29, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In 1948, President Truman introduced several programs dealing with Social issues – among them was Federal Aid to Education. Along with Health (a plan for Universal...

A Life Plundered – Simon Goodman And The Search For Nazi-Looted Art – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

A Life Plundered – Simon Goodman And The Search For Nazi-Looted Art – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– ABC Radio National – Life Matters Program – Interview with Simon Goodman – August 6, 2015 – ABC Radio National, Australia – During the final months of World War 2 in Europe, and as Allied armies pushed closer and closer to Berlin, the larger, more sinister and horrifying picture...

Rounding Up The Foreigners – August 19, 1990

Rounding Up The Foreigners – August 19, 1990

  – ABC Radio News – Special Report – August 19, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the saber-rattling ratcheted up a few notches, the question over what was going to become of the 3,000+ foreign nationals living in Kuwait started to occupy the thoughts of those who...

Orchestre De La Suisse Romande With Edmond Appia Play Music Of Pierre Wissmer – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Orchestre De La Suisse Romande With Edmond Appia Play Music Of Pierre Wissmer – 1950 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

– Pierre Wissmer – Le Bal chez Sylvie – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande – Edmond Appia, cond – Swiss Radio – 1951 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. – Going back to the Swiss Radio-Geneva sessions circa 1951 this weekend, with the legendary Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, led by...

An Impromptu LBJ Press Conference – July 10, 1964

An Impromptu LBJ Press Conference – July 10, 1964

– President Johnson Press Conference – July 10, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A surprise Press Conference, this July 10th in 1964. President Johnson used the time to discuss some upbeat economic news including news of Contract talks between labor and management in the Auto industry, as well as...