Disasters

Boston Red Sox - World Series 2007

October 29, 2007 – Boston Red Sox: 2007 Repeat – Questions Follow A House Fire – L.A. Keeps Burning

Become a Patron! October 29, 2007 – The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the second year in a row. With a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies, it was the second time in four seasons that it was a four game sweep. The Red Sox dominated the...

Eisenhower with Press Sec. Hagarty - 1959

October 1, 1959 – Strikes – The Aftermath Of Gracie – Humiliation For The Dodgers – No Blatz n’ Pabst.

And patrons: Become a Patron! October 1, 1959 was no box of chocolates. Strikes were the big news. First was the ongoing Steel Strike, becoming the longest in history. President Eisenhower ordered everyone back to the bargaining table to keep trying for a resolution. And then, literally overnight, The Longshoremen...

September 23, 1967 – Vietnam: Saving It By Destroying It – Sniper Fire In Aurora – Fighting Over Mao.

Subscribers can get this download for free: Become a Patron! Waking up to the news this morning in 1967 had much to do with the endless war of attrition in Vietnam. The ongoing battle, mounting casualties and airstrikes near the Marine outpost at Con Thien. The theory being to destroy...

A Nightmare Named Katrina – August 29, 2005

Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 1 Hurricane Katrina Coverage – Part 2 August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina made land and New Orleans has never been the same. Initially, reports put the eye of the Hurricane away from New Orleans as was previously thought and that maybe New Orleans had dodged...

Hurricane Danny

August 15, 1985 – Danny Arrives – Canada Recalls An Ambassador – General Foods Recalls Liederkranz.

Become a Patron! August 15, 1985 – Hurricane Danny made landfall. With 90 mile an hour winds, Danny slammed midway between Lake Charles and Lafayette Louisiana. 30,000 people had been evacuated from offshore drilling rigs and towns as far south as Galveston Texas. The strong winds and heavy rains knocked...

Japan Airlines Flight 123 - last known photo.

August 12, 1985 – Grief Shrouds Mount Osutaka – Union Carbide Promised – Hostages At A Paris Mosque.

Become a Patron! August 12, 1985 – Not a good news day. Word from Tokyo of the crash of Japan Airlines Boeing 747 Flight 123, into what was later identified as Mount Osutaka, some 100 miles northwest of Tokyo. The flight, a domestic commuter run between Tokyo and Osaka developed...

Chernobyl Trial - July 1987

July 28, 1987 – Trial At Chernobyl – Meese At Iran-Contra – Mines In The Persian Gulf.

  Become a Patron! July 28, 1987 – The nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl was still in the news. This time the trial, where half a dozen Soviet nuclear officials were on trial, and prepared to pay heavily for the 1986 disaster which was blamed for 31 deaths and...

Kansas City Flood - July 1951

July 17, 1951 – Kansas City Underwater – Josephine Baker And Racism In A Restaurant.

Become a Patron! July 17, 1951. The big news concerned the devastating floods sweeping over Kansas City, submerging some 2 million acres and causing an untold amount of damage and loss of life. On the day of this newscast, President Truman had finished a tour of the disaster area. He...

Jackson Mississippi - April 16, 1979

April 16, 1979 – Jackson Mississippi: “Chance Of Showers, Deluge Likely”

April 16, 1979 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 16, 1979 – if you lived in Jackson Mississippi this day, you’d be either under water or about to be. The worst had not happened yet as flood waters were still rising, up...

April 12, 1979 – Tornado Season: Adding Insult To Injury – Missing Clipper Ships – Billy Speaks From Rehab.

April 12, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 12, 1979 – Tornado season was upon us – with 60 dead and counting from the first big outbreak two days earlier along the Texas/Oklahoma border. The previous day, 48 more tornadoes were reported in...