Tagged: South Africa

South African elections 1994

April 27, 1994 – A Mountaintop Day

April 27, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1994 – the day all of South Africa went to the polls in the first truly democratic election in the country’s history. Nelson Mandela was expected to win handily, as South Africa’s Black majority...

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Race Relations Worldwide – Chicago University Roundtable – 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Race Relations. 1948 was an election year, and several pieces of civil rights legislation were introduced in Washington in an attempt to end racial discrimination in America. But how was it going in the rest...

Unaccounted For In Lebanon – Rioted Over In Jo’Burg – Grieved Over In Paris – September 30, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – September 30, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Turbulent times, worrisome times, mournful times – this September 30th in 1985. Beginning with news there was concern over the fate of six kidnapped and missing Americans in...

Not Having Nixon To Kick Around Anymore – Week Ending April 24, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – World News This Week – April 24, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week, ending on this April 24th in 1994, had much to do with the passing of former President Richard Nixon, who died...

Sex For Secrets – April 11, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 11, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this particular day in 1987, much of the news was regarding an unfolding scandal at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. How this scandal was teetering on derailing...

Endemic To Apartheid – March 21, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS World News Roundup – March 21, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1985 began with an Angry commemoration – March 21st 1985 marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa where 69 Blacks...

Music Of Apartheid – South African Radio Sessions In The 1960s – Nights At The Roundtable: World Cafe

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Bantu Light Music – South African Broadcasting Co. circa 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Since we’re taking a look at the life and times of Nelson Mandela this weekend, I ran across this set of transcription discs from Radio South...