Civil War

El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – Let Poland Be Poland – The Mounting Tragedy Of El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup-CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1982 – Between the situation in Gdansk, Poland and San Salvador in El Salvador, the Reagan White House Foreign Policy was being put to the test. From Poland came the release of...

Admiral Poindexter

November 29, 1986 – Iran-Contra: Shredders Working Overtime

November 29, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 29, 1986 – A day loaded with intrigue over the growing scandal of Iran-Contra. “The paper shredder was really humming at the National Security Council’s offices” – according to a report in the New York...

Fighting in Nicaragua

September 15, 1978 – Nicaragua: Dusk To Dawn Curfews – Rebel-Held Towns

September 15, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1978 – Independence day in Nicaragua. Fighting continued between government troops and insurgents trying to overthrow the military government of Anastasio Somoza. Most of the hostilities appeared to be taking place to the north...

Unemployment figures 1983

June 28, 1983 – Rosy Pictures, Thorny Realities – Unemployment Figures

June 28, 1983 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 Network news – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 28, 1983 – A day of mixed messages at home and abroad. During his press conference, President Reagan was asked about the then-current controversy brewing over “the Carter Briefing Book” with...

Line Renaud - in session at oRTF, Paris 1962

Line Renaud In Session 1962 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Line Renaud – In Session for ORTF, Paris – 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Something completely different tonight, a session recorded at the ORTF (French Broadcasting network) in Paris, circa 1962. Line Renaud was a huge artist in her native France all through the 1950s, 60s and 70s,...

Guatemala Votes

November 10, 1990 – America Fishes For Support – Guatemala Goes To The Polls – Keating Goes To Court

November 10, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 10, 1990 – busy news day, no shortage of cliff-hangers. Secretary of State James Baker met with French officials in an attempt to drum-up support for the pending invasion of Kuwait on this day. Reports...

Bosnia - refugees 1995

September 15, 1995 – Bosnia: Winding Down A War

September 15, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1995 – The War in Bosnia was hopefully drawing to an end. President Clinton announced a 72-hour suspension of air operations, while a U.S. brokered partial-peace agreement was put in place. United Nations Peacekeepers...

The Compact disc - August 31, 1982

August 31, 1982 – Boots, MIGs And Strange Little Discs

  August 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 31, 1982 – A day filled with the usual strife and the familiar struggle. But also a day which would have far reaching consequences in how we listened to music. Israeli fighter jets...