History

Gemini 8 - Astronaut David Scott 0

March 26, 1966 – Trouble On Gemini 8 – Trouble In Vietnam – Trouble In Thailand

March 26, 1966 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 26, 1966 – A day loaded with trouble – The flight of Gemini 8 was hampered by what was later discovered to be a short circuit in the Number 8 Thruster of the spacecraft. Astronauts Neil...

Lights Back on In London 0

April 2, 1949 – When The Lights Went Back On In London – Past Daily Reference Room

BBC World Service – London Letter – March 23, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 2, 1949 was a significant day if you were a Londoner. Difficult to imagine, but London had been under black-out/dim-out conditions since September 1939 – almost ten years, almost five since the war...

Sniper attacks in Kosovo 0

March 22, 1993 – “Welcome To Radio 21” – Death As Matter-Of-Fact – Ethnic Cleansing as Matter-Of-Outrage.

March 22, 1993 – broadcasts from Radio 21, Kosovo – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The war consuming the former Yugoslavia. Following the Slovenian and Croatian secessions from the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991, the multi-ethnic Socialist Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina – which was inhabited by mainly...

Jimmy Carter - 1979 0

March 22, 1979 – Selling Universal Health Care – Selling Middle-East Peace – Weathering Denunciations.

March 22, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 1979 – On this day, HEW Secretary Joseph Califano would be making a speech later in New York and was expected to unveil President Carter’s long awaited position on National Health Insurance. According to...

Ivan Papinin 0

The First Polar Research Station – 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room

Radio Moscow-CBS Radio – Broadcast from Moscow celebrating first Soviet Arctic Expedition to establish a drifting research station – March 23, 1938 – The crew of the first polar research station North Pole 1 consisted of four people: head of the expedition Ivan Papanin, hydrobiologist and oceanologist Pyotr Shirshov, astronomer...

President Ford - News Conf. 0

March 17, 1975 – President Ford Holds A News Conference – Past Daily Reference Room

President Ford – News Conference at Notre Dame University – March 17, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Less than eight months into his presidency, with the nation still healing from the wounds of Watergate, President Ford made a St. Patrick’s Day visit to the University of Notre Dame....

Politics USA - 1956 0

Politics USA – 1956 – Electing A President – Past Daily Reference Room/Pop Chronicles

Politics USA – ABC Radio: Town Hall Meeting – Special program – January 29, 1956 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics: USA – part ritual, part circus. The heated debates, the outlandish promises, the feel-good slogans the almost pop-star idolatry, it’s been that way forever, or at least since...

Communism in Europe 0

March 13, 1948 – Europe’s Communism Dilemma – The Senate Goes Back To Work On European Aid – Elections In Argentina

March 13, 1948 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 13, 1948 – While the Senate was getting back to work on a European Aid package, signs that Communist influence was spreading throughout Europe was becoming more and more apparent and was even making...