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September 14, 1955 – Proposing A Five-Year High School And Five Year College – Taking The Loyalty Oath Too Far. Prospects For 1956.

NBC Radio – Keys To The Capitol – September 14, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – If you can, it would be incredible: Become a Patron! In 1955 we were knee-deep in the Red Scare and Communist threat, it influenced just about every aspect of American life – sometimes...

Soviet Dancer/Defectors Lyudmila Vlasova and Alexander Godunov 0

August 25, 1979 – Soviet Defectors – Drama On The Tarmac – Accusations of White House Coke Snorting.

August 25, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 25, 1979 – News about Dancers, Defectors and drama this day. News from JFK in New York and the diplomatic tug-of-war going on at the tarmac. United States officials held up the departure of a...

Vietnam War - Drugs in the Military

August 20, 1970 – The Vietnam War And The Military’s Little Dope Problem –

August 20, 1970 – NBC Nightly News (audio edition) – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 20, 1970 – Front and center for this August 20th was the growing concern over drug use by the Military in Vietnam. The Pentagon had sent a task force out to see if the...

USS Maddox - Gulf Of Tonkin

August 5, 1964 – A Destroyer Named Maddox- Day After Tonkin – The Fog Of War – The Crossing Of Signals –

August 5, 1964 – A day with more questions than answers – On August 2, 1964, the destroyer USS Maddox, while performing a signals intelligence patrol as part of DESOTO operations, was approached by three North Vietnamese Navy torpedo boats of the 135th Torpedo Squadron. Maddox fired three warning shots,...

Beirut - 1982 - Magnum Photos

July 27, 1982 – Still Looking For A Solution To The Beirut Crisis – The Talk And Shell Game – Sanctions And Grain Sales

July 27, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juy 27, 1982 – News from Beirut this day. U.S. envoy Philip Habib was on his way to Israel to meet with Menachem Begin in an attempt to find a solution...

Pointing fingers

“Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been . . .” – Guilt By Association – 1949 – Past Daily Reference Room

Fingers of suspicion, guilt by association – all elements of the era known as The Red Scare. The fear of subversion, the fear that America was going to be turned into a Communist regime, just like what was happening all over Eastern Europe. That our country would be undermined by...

Ambassador Richard Stone

July 9, 1983 – U.S. Envoy Richard Stone In Costa Rica – Peace Feelers – 1984 Presidential Hopefuls And The Gender Gap – Andropov And Samantha Smith.

It helps, it really does: Become a Patron! July 9, 1983 – Foreign Policy and Shuttle Diplomacy were the agendas, this day in 1983. U.S. Envoy Richard Stone, in Costa Rica on a peace-seeking mission, kept people guessing as to whether or not the trip would include El Salvador. The...

Communist Party Convention in France as view from Moscow

July 7, 1947 – Moscow Looks At France’s Big Turn To The Right – Wage Demands And Strikes – Postwar Uneasiness.

July 7, 1947. One of the side aspects to the Cold War; the propaganda war and the regular newscasts portraying life in the Soviet world, as opposed to life everywhere else. On this particular newscast, the emphasis is on the then-current state of affairs in France and the “big turn...

Gorbachev

July 1, 1988 – A Scandal At The Pentagon – The Missile Count Is On – No Holds Barred At The Politburo

Just a reminder to chip in if you haven’t already: Become a Patron! July 1, 1988 -Reasonably calm, as news days go. The scandal at the Pentagon was uncovering more wrinkles. Another piece of the puzzle was exposed earlier when FBI wiretaps on consultants revealed Defense Consultant Mark Saunders receiving...

Moscow under Khruschev

June 26, 1955 – Changes At The Kremlin – Nixon And The NAACP – Ike Goes Fishing.

Could you? Become a Patron! June 26, 1955 – A weekend, this June 26th in 1955. Not a busy news day, but one with a finger somewhere on the future. Beginning with reports of a rumored restructuring at The Kremlin. A proposal being put forth to rotate leadership, rather than...