Cambodia

Nixon and Watergate

August 18, 1973 – “I Had No Prior Knowledge Of The Watergate Break-in”

August 18, 1973 – CBS Radio: The World This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 18, 1973 – The end of a hair-raising week worth of Watergate and the end of an excursion into Cambodia. On August 14th, the bombing campaign of Cambodia by American Air Force bombers...

My Lai

July 14, 1970 – A Place Called My Lai

July 14, 1970 – NBC Nightly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection July 14, 1970 – The results of the first Congressional investigation over the events at My Lai were made public this day. The infamous event, a massacre of unarmed men, women and children in the village of My...

Vietnam - The War that Will Not End - 1972

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – May11, 1972 – Past Daily Reference Room

Vietnam: The War That Will Not End – NBC Radio Documentary – May 11, 1972 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – By 1972 the American people were long over the Vietnam War – even those who supported it in the beginning were turning against it now. Two years earlier, there...

May 1970 Protests

May 1970 – Spring Of Discontent

May 1970 – Discussion over the events at Kent and Jackson State College – KPFK-Pacifica May 1970 – Some called it the turning point in the country’s mood toward the Vietnam War. The protests and discontent had been on the rise ever since the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, and...

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown

January 7, 1979 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 7, 1979 – after some two weeks, large numbers of rebel troops, aided by Vietnamese tanks, seized control of Cambodia, and captured the capitol city of Phnom Penh and overthrow premier Pol Pot. The Hanoi...

A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978

A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978

, – CBS World News Roundup – August 4, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day where activity of all sorts was on the rise – August 4th in 1978. The good news was a surprise surge in the Stock Market, spreading a wave of giddy over Wall...

Snarling And Dancing – June 24, 1980

Snarling And Dancing – June 24, 1980

. . . or click on the link here for audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – June 24, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Another day, another hornet’s nest of diplomatic wrangling – all on this June 24th 1980. Starting with the ongoing Soviet occupation of...

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC News – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With protests against U.S. involvement in Cambodia still fresh, and continuing, the situation in Cambodia on this May 18th, 1970 was unfolding. North Vietnamese and Vietcong...

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. Of State Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the fall of Saigon and the War in Vietnam effectively over, new incidents popped up on the horizon that made some...