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October 16, 1964 – An Absence Of Nikita – Shakeup In The Kremlin

Become a Patron! The stunning news, on this October 16, 1964, was the revelation that Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev had been removed from office in what many believed to be a bloodless coup on the parts of hardliners. Afraid that Khruschev was getting a little too soft toward the West,...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

John L. Lewis - Pres. United Mine Workers

April 3, 1947 – John L. Lewis Testifies Before Congress About Mine Safety

April 3, 1947 – John L. Lewis – Testimony before Congress – Mine Safety – Excerpts – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 3, 1947. John L. Lewis, an American leader of organized labor who served as president of the United Mine Workers of America (UMW) from 1920 to 1960....

Van Morrison in concert 1973

Van Morrison In Concert – 1973 – Past Daily Backstage Weekend

  Van Morrison – live at The Lion’s Share – San Anselmo, Calif. Feb. 25, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Van Morrison this weekend, from a concert appearance at The Lion’s Share at San Anselmo, California – recorded by KPFA, Berkeley on February 15, 1973. I don’t think...

Striking Coal Miners

February 23, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 80 – 2 Month Ban On Demonstrations In London

February 23, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 23, 1978 – the roller-coaster of striking miners continues. Day 80 with no end in sight. Offers put forth – offers rejected. It was starting to look like the White House was going to step...

Vice-President Hubert Humphrey

October 4, 1964 – Pressing Flesh And Assessing Damage

October 4, 1964 – ABC Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 4, 1964 – A Sunday; and by all accounts, a reasonably quiet day. Hurricane Hilda had been reduced to a tropical storm, dissipating after reaching land, but not without causing damage throughout the...

Chicago Teachers picketing 1987

September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

Air Traffic Contollers

August 1, 1981 – Elephants In The Room

August 1, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 1, 1981 – a day of looming disruption and discontent. With conclusion of an all-nighter on Capitol Hill, House and Senate conferees finally agreed on a Tax Bill. Over 17 hours of negotiations, the House/Senate...

March 11, 1978

March 11, 1978 – Back To The Bargaining Table

March 11, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 11, 1978 – the continuing saga of the Coal Miners Strike – the on-again/off-again negotiations and the finger pointing racked up yet another day of closed mines, stranded shipments and out of work miners. Citing...

March 8, 1978

March 8, 1978 – Coal Strike: Day 93

March 8, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 8, 1978 – After 93 days, the Coal Miner’s strike was heading to Washington for a series of closed-door sessions as a Presidential Board of Inquiry was called to reach some sort of settlement in...