Civil War

Kosovo - January 1999

January 31, 1999 – The View From Kosovo – Brazil’s Economic Crisis – Iraq’s No-Fly Zone – The Great Barrier Reef In Danger.

Just a buck makes a huge difference: Become a Patron! January 31, 1999 – The continuing, almost never-ending story of Kosovo and the entire region of the former Yugoslavia was in the news again. This time a hostage situation involving Albanian Rebels holding Yugoslav Army personnel. The rebels were refusing...

Red Cross Facility In Grozny

December 17, 1996 – Politics On Capitol Hill – Massacre In Grozny – White-Out In Nebraska

A little goes a very long way – and comes with perks: Become a Patron! December 17, 1996 – A day of relative calm in Washington – a day of shock and horror to even the most cynical in Chechnya. In Washington it was learned President Clinton was seeking cuts...

Bihac - 1994

November 25, 1994 – A Town Like Bihac – Warring Factions – Doubted Sincerity – The Christmas Season Starts.

A buck a month, that’s all we ask: Become a Patron! November 25, 1994. The fate of the Bosnian town of Bihac was in doubt this day. While all sides were talking about a ceasefire, the UN protected enclave was being battered by Serbs. And news that some 250 UN...

UN Secretary General Trygve Lie

July 31, 1947 – A UN With Its Plate Full – Situation In Greece – Situation In Jerusalem – Situation in Jakarta.

Become a Patron! July 31, 1947 – While New York City baked in the sticky heat, the scene at the UN meeting in Lake Success was overheating with strife, overthrow and discontent. The United Nations, whose temporary headquarters was at Lake Success, was dealing with a wide range of potentially...

U.S. Marines In Beirut -July 1983

July 22, 1983 – The Odyssey Of Beirut – Martial Law Ends In Poland – A Heat Wave Grips The East.

Become a Patron! July 22, 1983 – News from Beirut and the ongoing presence of U.S. Marines in Lebanon. Earlier in the day Beirut International Airport (BIA), the headquarters of the U.S. 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (24th MAU), was shelled with Druze mortar and artillery fire, wounding three U.S. Marines...

Walter Matthau - (1920-2000)

July 1, 2000 – Farewell To Walter Matthau – Cheers And Jeers For Stars And Bars – Gearing Up For The Fourth.

July 1, 2000 – Busy news day for a holiday week. News that legendary comic actor Walter Matthau had died in Los Angeles earlier that morning. Matthau often referred to himself as ‘The Ukrainian Cary Grant” – but to millions of Americans and audiences all over the world, he was...

May 21, 1984 – A Question Mark For El Salvador – U.S. Indifference To Iran-Iraq War.

May 21, 1984 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 21, 1984. El Salvador President-elect José Napoléon Duarté conferred with President Reagan at the White House earlier this day. As he left, he told reporters the watchword of his administration, which was to begin in...

Hostage Douglas Wood

May 2, 2005 – Hostage Taking In Iraq – Insurgents Attacking In Iraq – Car Bombs Exploding In Iraq.

May 2, 2005 – BBC Radio 4 News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 2, 2005 – A day of hostage taking, insurgents attacking and terrorism in Iraq. As observed and reported by The BBC, the situation in Iraq was becoming entangled in violence and chaos with seemingly no...

Bosnia - March 8, 1993

March 8, 1993 – In Bosnia, An Offensive – In Waco, A Waiting Game – In New York, Questions –

March 8, 1993 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 8, 1993 – In Bosnia, another day loaded with turmoil and uncertainty. The commander of Muslim troops ordered an offensive against Serb forces in order to relieve pressure on Muslim enclaves. U.S. cargo planes dropped...

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...