Foreign Policy

Nikolai Bulganin and Nehru - 1955

The Year Was 1955 – Past Daily’s Thousand Yard Stare At The Year

December 31, 1955 – The Year: 1955 – CBS Radio Network – Year-end wrapup of News Events – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Starting today, and going up until New Years Eve, we’ll be running Year-end Wrapups from years gone by; what we’re calling The Thousand Yard Stare; what the...

John Foster Dulles

John Foster Dulles And The Cold War Press Conference – 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

John Foster Dulles – Press Conference – December 18, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, unmistakeable symbol of The Cold War and the Arms race. In this press conference, his first since returning from the NATO Summit meeting, the issue of nuclear weapons,...

Lech Walesa

December 21, 1981 – Poland’s Military Goes After The Church – Arrests And Threats

December 21, 1981 – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1981 – The odyssey of Poland continues. With government crackdowns and now threats of moving after the Roman Catholic Church as it imposed martial Law, a state of perpetual volatility spread throughout the country. Latest...

Yasser Arafat

December 19, 1988 – Arafat Goes Courting – Yasser Arafat And The PLO Peace Process

December 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 19, 1988 – A day of diplomacy, olive branches and back-slapping. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat met with Austrian leaders in his first trip to a Western country since UN decision to open a dialogue with...

John Lennon Central Park Memorial

December 15, 1980 – Turning Oil Into Gold – Turning Central Park Into Strawberry Fields

December 15, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 15, 1980 – A day of war, strife, oil and remembrance. Starting with news of a meeting of OPEC countries, meeting in Bali and the discussion was raising the price of a barrel of Crude...

Poland - Solidarity

December 12, 1980 – Transitions At The White House – Solidarity In Poland

December 12, 1980 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 12, 1980 – A busy day on Capitol Hill, in Diplomatic circles, around the Gdansk Shipyards in Poland. News of the Reagan transition of the White House from Jimmy Carter – snags, ruffled feathers and...