Congress

Waiting for the new Pope 0

October 13, 1958 – Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare

News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised coverage of the burial, was big news. On 5 October 1958, at his summer residence Castel Gandolfo, the...

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Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

Clinton's Grand Jury Testimony 0

September 17, 1998 – Releasing The Testimony – The Iranian-Afghan Scuffle – Hong Kong Unemployment.

September 17, 1998 – BBC World Service – Newsdesk – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 17, 1998 – The view from London – the ongoing drama of the Clinton/Lewinsky Affair was reaching a new chapter when the House Judiciary Committee was slated to meet over when to release the...

Hurricane Gilbert hits Jamaica 0

September 15, 1988 – Making Plans For Gilbert – Rumors Of Post-Iran-Contra Depression – Score Another One For The NRA.

September 15, 1988 – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert was keeping all attention on the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast U.S. as winds whipped it into a Category 5, making it potentially the deadliest Hurricane since Camille...

School - 1955 0

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...

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,...

Alija Izetbecovic - Bosnian President

August 3, 1993 – The Peace Talks In Geneva – The Floods In Missouri – The Economic Package In The Oval Office.

August 3, 1993 – The Great Flood of 1993 was raging on without letup. The latest in emergencies was in the direction of historic St. Genevieve, Missouri where flood waters were rapidly heading for a crest of 49 feet. Residents were asked, then warned, then ordered to evacuate. Overnight the...

Floods of '93

July 31, 1993 – Clinton Sells A Budget Deal – The Great Flood Of ’93 – A Cautious Ceasefire In Lebanon

July 31, 1993 – Called The Great Flood of ’93, flood waters were busy rising at an alarming rate, forcing many to leave there homes on a moments notice, cutting a wide swatch of destruction in its wake. The latest nightmare from the flood washed up on the doorsteps of...

Bosnia - July 1993

July 28, 1993 – To Launch Airstrikes Over Bosnia – Driving 150,000 Lebanese From Their Homes – Taking Up Aid For Flood Victims.

July 28, 1993 – A world laced with conflict. In Bosnia, the conflict between Serbs and Croats continued; with regular shelling and raining sniper fire in Bosnia. President Clinton was weighing the very real possibility of launching airstrikes in support of UN troops on the ground. If he gave the...