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...

USS Stark

May 21, 1987 – The Stark Incident

May 21, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – May21, 1987 – Aftermath of an Iraqi missile attack on a U.S. ship – The USS Stark incident occurred during the Iran–Iraq War on 17 May 1987, when an Iraqi jet aircraft fired missiles at the American frigate USS Stark. Thirty-seven...

Terry Anderson

March 15, 1985 – Three Days – Three Kidnappings In Beirut

March 15, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 15, 1985 – News of the latest kidnapping of a Westerner in Beirut. This one, AP Correspondent Terry Anderson, abducted by three gunmen earlier in the morning and taken away in a Green Mercedes. As...

American Hostages in Tehran 1980

December 18, 1980 – 411 Days Of To-Ing And Fro-Ing.

December 18, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup + 9:00 am News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 18, 1980. If you, like many Americans, were payiing attention to the American hostage Crisis in Tehran, you would know today was 411. Four-hundred eleven days since the Embassy was taken...

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...

Iran-Iraq Ceasefire talks at UN

August 8, 1988 – Hoping For A Ceasefire In Iran-Iraq War

August 8, 1988 – BBC World Service News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 8, 1988 – A day where fingers were crossed at the UN – Secretary General Perez de Cuéllar expressed hopes that a date for a ceasefire in the almost-decade-long Iran-Iraq War would be announced by...

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...