Tagged: News reports

George W. Bush

July 20, 2000 – Playing Fast – Playing Loose – Playing For Keeps

July 20, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 20, 2000 – smack in the middle of Campaign 2000 – Bush and Gore – the election that would go all the way to the Supreme Court. On this day it was...

French refugees

July 18, 1940 – 3rd Terms And Ultimatums

July 18, 1940 – News of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1940 – much going on, this day 76 years ago. News that President Roosevelt was going for a 3rd term and anticipation of his acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago later on...

Boris Yeltsin

July 15, 1996 – The Trouble With Boris

July 15, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 15, 1996 had to do with bad manners, mixed signals and no-shows. Russia’s Boris Yeltsin abruptly cancelled a planned meeting with vice-President Al Gore, with Kremlin officials stammering and making awkward excuses....

Congo - July 1960

July 13, 1960 – A Kennedy Clincher – Chaos In The Congo

July 13, 1960 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this July 13, 1960 was about contrasts. In Los Angeles, the Democratic Convention was moving along, with Senator John F. Kennedy having more than enough delegate votes to clinch the Presidential nomination. Even...

Hurricane Bertha

July 12, 1996 – In Blew Bertha

July 12, 1996 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Twenty years ago today, on July 12, 1996, we were wondering about just where Hurricane Bertha was going to land. Bertha, blowing at speeds upwards from 90 miles an hour, was poised somewhere off the Carolina...

Korean War - 1951

July 11, 1951 – Truce Talks?

July 11, 1951 – CBS Radio: Edward R. Murrow News with Don Hollenbeck – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another mixed-signals day, this July 11, 1951. With truce talks going on in Korea, fighting was still going on – with a reported additional 164 American troops killed in action during...

Molotov-Stettinius-Eden

July 7, 1945 – Getting A United Nations Started

On this July 7, 1945, the world was still at war in the Pacific, but the bigger discussion of the Peace was taking place in San Francisco. In 1945, the first major steps at starting a United Nations were undertaken. The hammering out of a United Nations Charter was an...