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Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr  – October 23, 1980 0

Meanwhile, Back In Khorramshahr – October 23, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – October 23, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day full of politics, both Domestic and Foreign, this October 23, 1980. Starting with the Presidential election and the race, the rhetoric and the banter back and forth between President Carter and hopefuls Reagan...

The Week That Was – October 22, 1950 0

The Week That Was – October 22, 1950

– Voices And Events – For Week Ending -October 22, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 65 years ago the world seemed a different place. Celebrated Poets were leaving, celebrated writers were lecturing. Wars were raging out of control, off-year elections were being fought over and compared with election...

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980 0

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975 0

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980 0

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – CBS Hourly News – October 7, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high...

Harry Truman Stumps For Votes – September-October 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Harry Truman Stumps For Votes – September-October 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

    – Harry S. Truman – Whistle Stop Campaign speeches – September 30 – October 27, 1948 – Truman Presidential Library – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a reminder that campaigning for votes has never changed (except maybe the ability to criss-cross the Continental U.S. during the course...

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980 0

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – September 29, 1080 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this September 29th in 1980, news was about the Iran-Iraq War, which was heading into its second week. Iraq claimed to be winning, advancing some 60 miles into Iranian territory. Tehran didn’t dispute the...

The Haywire Factor – September 23, 2000 0

The Haywire Factor – September 23, 2000

  – CBS Weekend Roundup – Hourly News – September 23, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – In retrospect, this was a strange week – the one which ended this September 23rd in 2000. Should have known – didn’t at the time. Got sucked right into the madness, mayhem,...

Officially The First Day Of Fall – Even In 1948 – September 22, 1948 0

Officially The First Day Of Fall – Even In 1948 – September 22, 1948

– News Of The World – September 22, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – First day of Fall, 1948. Election season was in full-swing. So was the Berlin crisis. So was the Cold War. In Britain, Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told the House of Commons that Britain, France and...

Clifford Clinton And Muckraking In 1930s Los Angeles – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Clifford Clinton And Muckraking In 1930s Los Angeles – Past Daily Reference Room

– The Peoples Voice with Clifford E. Clinton – KEHE, Los Angeles – March 11-April 4, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Los Angeles has had no shortage of colorful and controversial figures throughout its history; more than its fair share of famous and infamous characters who became embedded...