Category Congress

Cuba

Cuba – The Dominican Republic – Outlawed Subversives – The World And Welcome To It – November 29, 1961

News Commentaries – November 29, 1961 – NBC Radio Closed Circuit – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Seems there was no end to hotspots around the world, this November 29th in 1961. Between allegations of attempted Cuba interfering in elections in…

Korean War

Korean War: “Get It Over By Christmas” -A World Askew – The Week Ending November 28, 1950

– NBC Radio: Voices And Events – News for Week of November 28, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No picnic, this week in November of 1950. Starting off with an out-of-control bus on a mountain road in Colorado…

Nixon: ‘I Am Not A Crook’ – And The Energy Crisis – November 24, 1973

– CBS Radio – The Washington Week – November 24, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. – No shortage of Big Ticket crises this week, the one ending on this day in 1973. There was Watergate and the seemingly endless…

Truman

Truman Addresses Congress On Foreign Aid – November 17, 1947

– President Truman Address to Congress – November 17, 1947 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With the War over and the slow process of rebuilding underway, the economic woes of the world were becoming an increasing point of concern to…

Postwar world - Rome - November 1947

Postwar Europe – The High Price Of Everything – The Winter Of Discontent – November 15, 1947

November 15, 1947 – An approaching Winter and a time of much discontent in the Postwar world. The slow rebuilding of Europe was complicated by mass flooding which wiped out crops and added a severe food shortage to the already…

Election '62

Election ’62: Mid-Term Postmortem – November 7, 1962

– Lowell Thomas And The News – Nov. 7, 1962 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – This is the week for election postmortems, it seems. This day, November 7th, was a day-after in the 1962 Mid-term election cycle. Not as…

United Nations:

The World And United Nations: Butting Heads In Geneva – Easing Tensions – November 2, 1955

-NBC – Listen To Washington – November 2,1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the Cold War became a permanent fixture for life in the 1950s, so were the Summit conferences taking place in Geneva. Seemingly, ever few months,…

The Dayton Peace Conference

Rendezvous In Dayton – The Balkan Peace Talks – November 1,1995 –

November 1, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 1,1995. The Dayton peace conference began today. Balkan leaders gathered in Dayton Ohio for a series of Peace Talks, hosted by Secretary of State Warren…

Spain: A Crown With Conditions – Lebanon: Continued Fighting – Stress Kills: Surprise – October 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 30th had much to do with transitions of power in a long-running dictatorship. General Francisco Franco, who had authoritarian rule in Spain…

Whales

Wayward Whales – A Bug-Ridden Embassy – The Dawn Of Perestroika – October 27, 1988

CBS World News Roundup – October 27, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The good news for this October 27th in 1988 was two California Grey Whales, stranded in the waters off Alaska, finally heading for open waters, behind…