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Carter and Sadat

March 7, 1979 – Carter’s Momentous Journey – ” A Splendid Victory Over China” – North And South Korea Negotiations: Going Nowhere –

March 7, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 7, 1979 – A momentous day in the Middle-East peace process. President Carter, determined to renew the Middle-East peace efforts was flying to Egypt to meet one-on-one with Sadat in Cairo, before heading off the...

Senator Ted Kennedy

March 6, 1966 – Senator Ted Kennedy On Meet The Press – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC Radio – Meet The Press – Senator Ted Kennedy – March 6, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1966 – it was a Sunday that year – and it was right in the middle of the Vietnam War. The war was escalating on a daily basis...

President Ford - Press Conference

March 6,1975 – The Situation In Cambodia – Pres. Ford’s Press Conference –

March 6, 1975 – President Ford’s Press Conference – The Situation In Cambodia – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 6, 1975 – As the situation in Cambodia grew dimmer and as Vietnam was getting ready to capitulate, President Ford held his 10th Press Conference since taking office – he...

Barry Goldwater - 1964

The Barry Goldwater Movement In The GOP – Denison Kitchel On Meet The Press – 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Denison Kitchel – Meet The Press – June 14, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1964 and the campaign for the Presidency. In this episode of NBC’s Meet The Press – campaign manager for Barry Goldwater, Denison Kitchel is interviewed by the panel. The big question was regarding this...

Eastern Airlines Machinists strike - March 1989

March 5, 1989 – Eastern Airlines’ Picket Problem – Tower’s Confirmation Battle – Baker’s Viennese Waltz

March 5, 1989 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 5, 1989 – Eastern Airlines was in the labor spotlight this day. The Machinists on strike were reported to be abiding by court orders and not set up picket lines at commuter railroads. Union officials...

Dr. Daniel Ellsterg - The Pentagon Papers

The Pentagon Papers And The Public’s Right To Know – 1971 – Past Daily Reference Room

The Pentagon Papers And The Public’s Right To Know – NBC Radio Special – June 30, 1971 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Pentagon Papers – one of the biggest scandals of the 1970s. A scandal which many think had some hand in ending the Vietnam War, certainly changing...

Joe McCarthy - Roy Cohn - Army-McCarthy Hearings

When Hearings Go Public – Army-McCarthy – 1954 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Army-McCarthy Hearings – June 4, 1954 – CBS Radio Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Army-McCarthy Hearings. Before Trump-Russia, before Whitewater and The Ken Starr Report, before Iran-Contra, before Watergate we had the Army-McCarthy hearings. For the goodly part of 1954 America was glued to their TVs and...

Bush In Bagram, Afghanistan

March 1, 2006 – FEMA Knew – Bush Goes To Bagram – Tunnels To America

March 1, 2006 – CBS World News Roundup; Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 1, 2006 Starting off with a bang. First, with revelations that FEMA (the government disaster relief agency) knew how bad Hurricane Katrina might be. FEMA officials, including President Bush were briefed about how...

Seattle Earthquake - 2001

February 28, 2001 – Seattle Gets The Shakes – The Hoof And Mouth Dilemma In France – Alan Greenspan And The Pall Of Doom

February 28, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 28, 2001 – Big news if you lived in Seattle this day – an earthquake measuring 6.8 rattled through the Northwest cutting a wide swath of destruction, particularly in Downtown Seattle, the...

British Elections: Prime Minister Clement Atlee

February 27, 1950 – Coal Strike: Week 3 – British Elections: Morning After – Incident At Tsingtao

February 27, 1950 – CBS Radio – Edward R. Murrow and The News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 27, 1950 – Busy news day. Starting with news of the Coal Strike heading into its third week and its effects were snowballing across the country. Washington was making a...