Tagged: MIkhail Gorbachev

Guatemala Votes

November 10, 1990 – America Fishes For Support – Guatemala Goes To The Polls – Keating Goes To Court

November 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 10, 1990 – busy news day, no shortage of cliff-hangers. Secretary of State James Baker met with French officials in an attempt to drum-up support for the pending invasion of Kuwait on this day. Reports...

Preparing for War - September 1990

September 9, 1990 – The One Day Summit And Seeing Eye To Eye

September 9, 1990 – News for this day was almost entirely about the growing crisis in the Middle East and the preparations being set for what would be an eventuality. A one-day summit in Helsinki between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev yielded some astonishingly positive results. Astonishing in the sense...

Joseph Stalin

An Address By Joseph Stalin – 1941 – Past Daily Reference Room

Joseph Stalin – Address To The Soviet People – July 3, 1941 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Joseph Stalin, who led the Soviet Union from the 1920s until his death in 1953 was a controversial figure. Praised by those hardliners who believed ruling with an iron fist was the...

Solidarity Labor Congress in Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – Solidarity Meets In Gdansk

September 5, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News from Gdansk today, as the Solidarity labor Movement held its first Congress in Gdansk, while the Soviet Union was staging military maneuvers nearby. It was a bold and defiant move on the parts of the...

Moscow: August 19, 1991

August 19, 1991 – Tanks In The Streets Of Moscow

August 19, 1991 – CBS Radio News – Special Report -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 19, 1991 was a shocking and ominous day for just about everyone, particularly if you were living in Moscow. A coup was underway; orchestrated by hardliners and some Military leaders who saw the Glasnost...

March 10, 1990

March 10, 1990 – A Lithuanian Breakup

March 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 10, 1990 – The continuing and developing story of the breakaway Soviet republics got its latest chapter in the form of Lithuania, whose Parliament voted on a Declaration of Independence to leave Moscow and who...

January 13, 1994 – A Hung Jury And A Heart Attack On A Plate

January 13, 1994 – A Hung Jury And A Heart Attack On A Plate

January 13, 1994 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 13, 1994 – the jury in the infamous Menendez Brothers murder trial couldn’t make a decision this day. The jury, which deliberated for days as to whether or not Erik, along with his...

Saga Of The Wayward Whales – October 27, 1988

Saga Of The Wayward Whales – October 27, 1988

– CBS World News Roundup – October 27, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The good news for this October 27th in 1988 was two California Grey Whales, stranded in the waters off Alaska, finally heading for open waters, behind a Soviet ice-breaker which had cut a path for...

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

– CBS World News Roundup – October 16, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 16th in 1986 was hopeful at the outset, troubling in perspective. The hopeful part came as feelers for the upcoming Summit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland sounded more and more upbeat. Two...