CIA

February 7, 1964 – The State Department Holds A Press Conference: The Subject Is Gitmo

On a day where crises were popping up seemingly everywhere, the focus on this February 7th in 1964 was the flare-up of bad relations with Cuba and threats by the Castro regime against our military base at Guantanamo. The flap began over the seizing of four Cuban fishing trawlers off...

April 10, 1994 – A Rwanda Kind Of Hell – President Clinton And The Case For Improved Healthcare – AIDS in France.

April 10, 1994 – ABC World News This Week – ABC Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 10, 1994 – A week of sharp contrasts. In Rwanda, news reports of mass killings between ethnic groups; the Hutus and Tutsis – and the scenes of unconscionable atrocities raging...

April 9, 2001 – The Hainan Kerfuffle: “Diplomacy Takes Time” – When Your Dodge Ram Becomes Your Dodge Lamb.

April 9, 2001 – The CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 9, 2001 – The Hainan incident and diplomacy in overdrive. Relations between the U.S. and China were strained to the breaking point over an incident which took place only days earlier. The Hainan Island...

Valerie Plame

Pulling Covers – Exposing Secrets – The Valerie Plame Affair – 2007 – Past Daily Reference Room

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee – Valerie Plame Testimony – March 16, 2007 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With all the news in recent days over the pardon of former vice-president Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby and his alleged campaign of “outing” former CIA...

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...