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Ayatollah Montazeri

November 14, 1986 – Sanctions Against Syria – Selling Arms To Iran

November 14,1986 – CBS Radio News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 14, 1986 – while the world reacted to the White House‘ further sanctions against Syria and the government of Hafaz Assad for fostering terrorism. The Reagan Administration tightened the screws on the Assad government,...

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...

Cuban Refugee arrival in Florida

May 10, 1980 – Hardline In Tehran – Homecoming In Miami

News for May 10, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1980 – depending on which continent you were, you were either nervous or celebrating. In Iran, Parliamentary elections were taking place, and in the second round of voting, it was looking like...

April 25, 1980

April 25, 1980 – A Failed Rescue Attempt

April 25, 1980 – Hostage rescue attempt – News reports and reactions – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – For all intents and purposes, it was a risky attempt from the get-go. On this April 25th, 1980 an attempt to rescue the 53 American hostages, held at the American Embassy in...

March 1, 1980

March 1, 1980 – Drama In Bogota

March 1, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 1, 1980 – a lot of drama, going on this day in 1980. Starting with the hostage situation in Colombia, where leftist guerrillas were holding hostages at the Dominican Embassy in Bogota. Following the release...