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Pentagon Pressure over Vietnam 0

April 8, 1975 – The Bleed-Out – Pressure From The Pentagon Over Vietnam

As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to provide $ 1/2 Billion in immediate Military aid to the South Vietnamese government. Even the Pentagon was less-than-optimistic that this sum would do any good;...

German Troops Invade Yuogslavia - 1941 0

April 7, 1941 – German Invasion Of Yugoslavia – Unconfirmed Messages From Athens – No Direct News From Belgrade.

April 7, 1941 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 7, 1941 – News from the Balkans was grim this day. The German Army had invaded Yugoslavia and had pushed their way through Macedonia. German dive bombers were targeting Greek defensive positions while German...

Dubrovnik Tragedy 0

April 6, 1996 – Tragedy At Dubrovnik – Death Of Ron Brown – The Freemen Standoff

A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s plane crashed, killing all on board. President Clinton was particularly saddened by the deaths, calling Ron Brown his great and good friend. Brown and the others...

Santo Tomas Prison - Manila 0

April 5, 1945 – Tales Of Miracle And Wonder – The Press And The War.

April 5, 1945 – Interview with Mutual Reporter Don Bell. Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1945 – Aside from the day to day news reports from the front and the Capitols involved in the War, much air time was spent interviewing those people who played, in some cases...

April 5, 1968 0

April 5, 1968 – Days Of Rage – Aftermath Of The Assassination Dr. Martin Luther King

April 5, 1968 – Dr. Martin Luther King Assassination – The Day After – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1968 – A day of sadness, confusion and rage. Dr. Martin Luther King had been shot and killed in Memphis on the evening of April 4th....

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April 2, 1980 – Carter; Sweep – Anderson; Nil – Primary Season In Full Swing.

Since April 2, 1980 was right in the middle of Presidential Primary season, most of the news for this day had to do with the recently completed Wisconsin and Kansas Primaries and the telling results. Carter won handily, putting Ted Kennedy in a distant 2nd place. California Governor Jerry Brown...

Vietnam - The panic was on. 0

April 1, 1975 – ‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – The Situation In South Vietnam

In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and equipment and fled in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops, heading to Saigon. As word spread, panic set in as the Saigon government attempted...

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The Zombies In Session – 1964 – Past Daily Soundbooth

The Zombies – In session at The BBC – 1964-1965 A perennial favorite tonight – The Zombies were one of the truly great bands that were part of the first British Invasion of the early 1960’s. Having gone through all the stylistic changes during that decade, finally breaking up with...

Gorbachev 0

March 31, 1990 – The View From Vilnius – Gorbachev And The Break-Away Republics.

News for this last day of March in 1990 had much to do with the rapidly-becoming-former Soviet Union. March 1990 was Lithuania’s turn – a move was underway to break with the Soviet Union and become an independent nation no longer under the influence of Moscow. Despite repeated warnings from...