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Foreign Policy

Dr.Benjamin Spock 0

January 8, 1968 – Civil Rights; In Anticipation Of A Long-Hot Summer – Indicting Dr. Spock – The First Heart Transplant

January 8,1968 – Newsfront – Eastern Educational Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 1968 – Anticipation of a year of protests. The year was starting off with warnings from Civil Rights leaders that Summer of 1968 was going to be potentially just as hot as summers past,...

President Carter and Deng Xiao Ping 0

January 1, 1979 – An Embassy Opens In Peking – Peking Becomes Beijing – The Rose Parade Celebrates 90 –

January 1, 1979 – A new year, a new era and an institution hits a milestone. The United States established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, and terminated them with the Republic of China, on January 1, 1979. The American Embassy at Taipei closed February 28, 1979, while...

New Years in breakaway Republics 0

December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve: 1991 – Looking At The Old Year – Cringing At The New One.

December 31, 1991 – NPR: All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 31, 1991 – New Years Eve on a year that saw change, upheaval and unrest. And tucked in there was a modicum of optimism, but if you blinked, you might have missed it. The big...

China Under Mao - 1949 0

1949: And It Sounded Like This – Past Daily Year-End Gallimaufry

1949: Voices And Events For The Year – NBC Radio – December 31, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1949 – a year in the dim-distant past for most of us, but a year that, not unlike the annual Christmas Fruitcake, was the gift that kept on giving for...

Warsaw strikers 0

December 3, 1981 – Peacekeepers To Sinai – Frustration In Syria – Solidarity In Warsaw

December 3, 1981 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 3, 1981 – Busy news day. Starting with news of an agreement on the wording with Israel on a joint resolution to send Peacekeepers to the Sinai. Establishing ground rules for the multi-national force taking part...

A treatise on Balkan misery 0

November 27, 1994 – Chaos Is A Place Called Bihac – Capitol Hill Is A State Of Mind – Whitewater Is Neither

November 27, 1994 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 27, 1994 – The end of a chaotic week in 1994. News from the never-ending crisis in the Balkans had NATO airstrikes hitting Bosnian Serb targets in retaliation for attacks on NATO forces in...

Nelson Rockefeller 0

November 23, 1974 – Ford Heads (Far) East – Economy Goes Gloomy – Rockefeller Gets Testy

November 23, 1974 – Washington Week In Review – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 23, 1974. Lots to be thankful for, but try getting anyone to feel that way at the time. President Ford was touring the Far East, readying to land in Japan where he was expected to...