Tagged: United Nations Security Council

U.S. Hostages in Tehran 0

December 22, 1979 – All Eyes On Tehran

December 22, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 22, 1979 – The U.S. Embassy in Tehran was the object of considerable attention this day. The hostages were knee-deep in Day 49 of the drama, with very little relief in sight. But that wasn’t...

Candidate Reagan -- Campaign '80

October 7, 1980 – Three Weeks Left Til Election Day – Campaign ’80

October 7, 1980 – NPR – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With some 3 weeks to go before Campaign ’80 drew to a close, the Presidential candidates were out stumping for votes on this day, in what many were saying was one of the most contentious...

South Africa Protests

June 14, 1986 – State Of Emergency – Farewell To The King Of Swing

June 14, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A state of emergency was declared in minority-ruled South Africa, this June 14, 1986. Amid a worldwide outcry, the South African government imposed a harsh state of Emergency nationwide, hoping to counter violence as the ten-year...

President Clinton in Rome

June 3, 1994 – When In Rome. . .

June 3, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 3, 1944 – The big news of the day was President Clinton’s visit to Italy to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the allied victory in Rome. Considered by many to be the “forgotten front”, Clinton...

One of four British casualties in as many days

May 26, 1982 – Not The Anticipated Cake-Walk

May 26, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this May 26, 1982 had much to do with the turn of events for the British Navy during the Falklands conflict. The Argentine Navy were hitting British ships and scoring a number of...

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...

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

New Day In Kabul – December 28, 1979

  – News for December 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kabul, this December 28th in 1979. A new regime holding power as of this day in Afghanistan. Strongly pro-Moscow, even more so than the previous regime which was overthrown...

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

In The Lap Of Conflicting Claims – September 28, 1980

In The Lap Of Conflicting Claims – September 28, 1980

– CBS Hourly News – September 28, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this day was about the convening of an emergency session at the UN Security Council over the Iran-Iraq War, in its 6th day, this September 28th in 1980. By the end of the day...