Day in history

Ethiopia-Somalia dispute 0

May 14, 1978 – Clouds Over Ogaden – Sino-Soviet Postures – Taipei Is Not Amused

May 14, 1978 – CBC Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 14, 1978 – War clouds hanging over the Ogaden desert between Ethiopian and Somalia. In Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian State Radio reported a warning; Somalian must cease forthwith its alleged support of insurgents in the...

Los Alamos Fire 0

May 11, 2000 – Los Alamos Fire: “Somebody Made A Mistake – We Have To Find Out Who” – The Million Mom March Gains Momentum

May 11, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 2000 – A day things spiraled out of control. The fire consuming Los Alamos New Mexico initially began as a “controlled burn”. But owing to an unexpected wind shift, it quickly exploded...

President Eisenhower Press Conference 0

April 12, 1954 – An Eisenhower Press Conference – Presidents Being Presidential

President Eisenhower’s Press Conference – May 12, 1954 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection- Contrary to what you may think now, Presidential News conferences were regular affairs – sometimes weekly, always at least monthly. No Press Secretary running flak – just the President and the Press. Although some press conferences were...

Ollie Mania 0

May 7, 1989 – Oliver North Trial: Not A Pleasure Cruise. Space Shuttle Atlantis: Second Time; A Go. Exxon Valdes: The Gift That Keeps Giving.

  May 7, 1989 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 7, 1989 – A week full of wonderment. Starting with the verdict in the Col. Oliver North trial. North was on trial for his participation in the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal during...

Kent State - May 4, 1970 0

May 4-6, 1970 – Post Kent State Hand-Wringing – Capitol Hill Weighs In On The Shootings

May 5-6, 1970 – Today Show Interviews – Sen. Hatfield – Sen. Griffin – Hugh Downs – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kent State – May 4, 1970. The protests against our further incursion in Southeast Asia and the unexpected shooting and killing of four Kent State students by National...