Iran-Iraq War

Burning oil tanker - Persian Gulf

September 3, 1987 – The Persian Gulf Tanker War – Reprisals and Tit-For-Tats

September 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was heating up again – with Iraqis mounting reprisals against Iranian attacks on shipping. This day it was a Panamanian-registered tanker, hit and sunk by Iraqi missiles, killing two...

Dan Quayle

August 21, 1988 – The Quayle Factor – Flowers On The Front Lines: A Ceasefire Holds Between Iran And Iraq

August 21, 1988 – CBS News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 21 1988 – It was election season and eyes were on GOP Presidential Candidate George Bush’s choice for a running mate; Indiana Senator Dan Quayle. Quayle was 41 at the time and was the...

West Beirut violence - July 31, 1982

July 31, 1982 – Grief Roams A Highway Outside Paris – Black Skies Over Beirut – Iraqis Claim Victory

July 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 31, 1982 – In 1982 it was a Saturday. And in France, the last Saturday of the month was known as Black Saturday; the beginning of August vacation for most of France, who took...

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...

Robert Bork

September 21, 1987 – The Matter Of Bork – Reagan Heads To The UN With A Surprise

September 21, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September21, 1987 – As President Reagan was heading to the United Nations to deliver his address before the General Assembly, speculation was over a potential tentative agreement the White House had struck with the Soviets over...

1988 Democratic Convention

July 18, 1988 – Democrats Party Down In Atlanta – Ceasefire Gets Thumbs Up In Iran-Iraq War

July 18, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 18, 1988 – A day starting with optimism. In Tehran, surprise word came from Government officials that they had tentatively accepted a UN agreement for a cease-fire in the almost decade old Iran-Iraq War. The...