Ayatollah

Black Friday

November 27, 1997 – Spirit Of The Season, Baghdad Makes A Pitch And The Telltale Piece Of Metal.

November 28, 1997 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 28, 1997 – It was a Friday, 21 years ago – and because it was the day after Thanksgiving in 1997, that meant it was the infamous Black Friday – a name which had its...

Anti-U.S. demonstrations

April 9, 1980 – Threat Day In Tehran – Three Earthquakes In An Hour – A Sledge Hammer To Woody Guthrie’s House

  April 9, 1980 – CBS News – Newsbreak – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 9, 1980 – Another complicated day in relations between Tehran and Washington. Today it was the threat that the hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran were to be executed...

Bogota Hostage Crisis

March 7, 1980 – Hostages And Primaries: Fingers Crossed

March 7, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 7, 1980 – Lots of finger crossing, this day in 1980. Starting with the American Embassy hostage situation in Tehran – going into its 125 day. Iranian Foreign Minister Ghotbzadeh indicated the U.S. captives would...

Ayatollah Khomei and Mehdi Bazargan

February 5, 1979 – Iran: “An Increasingly Complex Set Of Problems” – Shapour Bakhtiar

February 6, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 6, 1979 – A day best to have been filed “for future reference”. The situation in Iran was slowly spiraling out of control – as factions, loyal to the Ayatollah voiced their support of Khomeni’s...

Indira Gandhi - Clark Clifford

January 31, 1980 – “A Move On The Gulf Means War” – Jitters And Puffery

January 31, 1980 – CBS News – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 31, 1980 – A day of diplomacy, arm-twisting, posturing, proclaiming and finger-pointing. Jimmy Carter’s Special Envoy, Clark Clifford paid a visit to India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to assure here the weapons the...

Kabul Afghanistan - Dec. 1979

December 27, 1979 – The View From Tehran – The View From Kabul.

December 27, 1979 – CBS Hourly News + Dan Rather: News And Comment – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 27, 1979 – With the crisis over the 50 American hostages, held captive in Tehran ramping up at the United Nations, the situation in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul was...

U.S. Embassy - Tehran

November 13, 1979 – Ominous Quiet In Tehran – Reagan Makes It Official

November 13, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 13, 1979 – News from Tehran, this day. The demonstrations, flag burnings and chants of Death To America were calmed down a bit this day. Only because Iran had sent emissaries to the...

Iran-Iraq Ceasefire talks at UN

August 8, 1988 – Hoping For A Ceasefire In Iran-Iraq War

August 8, 1988 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1988 – A day where fingers were crossed at the UN – Secretary General Perez de Cuéllar expressed hopes that a date for a ceasefire in the almost-decade-long Iran-Iraq War would be announced by...

Khomeini arrival in Tehran

February 1, 1979 – Khomeini Comes Home – Patty Hearst Goes Home

February 1, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1979 – significant news, this first day of a new month in 1979. The streets of Tehran were awash with crowds, cheering the arrival of the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini back home after almost fifteen...