Foreign Policy

Waiting for the new Pope

October 13, 1958 – Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare

News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised coverage of the burial, was big news. On 5 October 1958, at his summer residence Castel Gandolfo, the...

London - October 1939

October 13, 1939 – Europe Bracing For War And An Unknown Tomorrow – Clouds Over Finland – Appeals To Stalin.

October 13, 1939 – Today In Europe – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 13th landed on a Friday in 1939. The war in Europe was slowly unfolding. On this day there was no military activity, some naval activity but much diplomatic activity, particularly with reference to...

October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

Living On The Edge: 1956 – Past Daily Reference Room

By 1956 it would be pretty safe to say America was headed well into nervous breakdown territory. Everything was on the rise – divorce, alcohol abuse, prescription medications, fear, paranoia and irrevocable change. And it wasn’t being coped with, other than via escape. And those issues were many. We had...

Regan Campaigning

October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

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 gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...

Spanish Civil War - 1937

October 1, 1937 – A Civil War In Spain – An Invasion In China – A Quest For Peace In Geneva.

October 1, 1937 – Associated Press Reports on War Zones world-wide – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 1, 1937 – A reminder that Civil War was raging throughout the world and had no ending in sight. This was one of the first attempts at on-the-spot...

Berlin - September 1940

September 29, 1940 – Berlin During Tripartite Season – An Axis Signing.

Sigrid Schultz Reporting From Berlin – Mutual Broadcasting – September 29, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection September 29, 1940 – News for this day, direct from Berlin and reported by Sigrid Schultz, correspondent for Mutual as well as The Chicago Tribune. The story was the signing of the Axis...

Kent State Protests- National Guard - 1970

September 28, 1970 – Campus Protests – Campus Violence – Studies And Findings.

NBC – Meet The Press – Campus Protests – September 28, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1970 – The year Campus protests turned deadly. On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced the expansion of the Vietnam War into Cambodia. On May 1, protests on college campuses and in...

Student Protests - 1968

September 25, 1968 – Crisis On Campus – Student Anti-War Protests Sweep America

Newsfront – Crisis In Higher Education – September 25, 1968 – EEN-NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 – a year of protest. And all across the country, the College Campus was a flashpoint. Primarily about our increased unpopularity with the Vietnam War, but other protests factored in as...

Black September - The PLO - 1970

September 25, 1970 – Black September – The Urge To Leave Jordan . . .Quickly – Past Daily Reference Room

Voice Of America – Notice to all U.S. Citizens and European Nationals to leave Jordan – September 25, 1970 – VOA – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The events of September 1970 in Jordan have enjoyed a variety of definitions, titles and nicknames, the most common being ‘Black September’ and...