CIA

Eric Arturo Valle - Figurehead President

February 26, 1988 – A Turbulent 18 Hours In Panama.

February 26, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 26, 1988 – Characterized as a turbulent 18 hours in Panama, figurehead President Eric Arturo del Valle stunned the country by firing General Manuel Noriega who was his political godfather. The ploy didn’t work, as...

Eugene Hasenfus

October 17, 1986 – The Hasenfus Affair – The Simmering Cauldron Of Iran-Contra

October 17, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 17, 1986 – A day loaded with intrigue. Former U.S. Attorney Griffin Bell was flying down to Managua in an attempt to fish American pilot Eugene Hasenfus out of a tough spot. The tough spot...

Chilean Coup 1973

Congress And The CIA – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Congress And The CIA – National Town Meeting – November 30, 1974 – NPR – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Central Intelligence Agency, long the shadowy figure in world affairs, it began in 1947 when President Truman signed The National Security Act into law. And since that time the...

South Vietnamese Army

November 21, 1961 – The Slippery Slope Of Nation-Building – Past Daily Reference Room

November 21, 1961 – NBC Radio: Emphasis With Chet Huntley – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1961 was shaping up to being a very interesting year. It was the first full year of a new administration and the Cold War showed no signs of letting up. Coupled with the growing...

Andrei Gromyko

An Andrei Gromyko Press Conference – October 13, 1962 – Past Daily Reference Room

United Nations Press Conference – Andrei Gromyko – October 13, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Although it was bubbling just under the surface, the soon to be the near-catastrophic Cuban Missile Crisis wasn’t on the front page of newspapers or the lead-story on newscasts on this day. It...

Robert MacFarlane

May 11, 1987 – The Iran-Contra Circus Comes To Capitol Hill

May 11, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No shortage of drama and controversies, this May 11, 1987. The joint House-Senate Hearings loooking into the Iran-Contra affair was heading into Week 2 and Witness 2. This week was the beginning of testimony from former...

March 22, 1981

March 22, 1981 – The Cold War Frying Pan

March 22, 1981 – The World This Week – ending March 22, 1981 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1981 – Ending a week of turmoil and uncertainty. The situation in El Salvador, the drumbeat of war and the fear of another Vietnam was taking centerstage this week,...

March 18, 1981

March 18, 1981 – Carol Burnett And The Enquirer

March 18, 1981 – CBS News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 18, 1981 – another contentious, litigious, misplaced priorities kind of day in history. Starting with a threatened Coal strike. Contract talks between the Coal industry and the soft-coal miners broke down, paving the way for a nationwide...

March 4, 1987

March 4, 1987 – Fallout From The Tower Report

March 4, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1987 – on this day in Washington, a clamor for spin, a tsunami of questions and an appeal for answers. The Tower Commission Report – the investigation over allegations of U.S. wrongdoing in the...

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – Another Day, Another Leak

February 12, 1976 – The World Tonight – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 12, 1976 and another day where secret documents found their way into mass circulation. This time, it was the findings by the Pike Committee on Capitol Hill, investigating the CIA. The documents revealing...