Israel

Sid Vicious 0

October 23, 1978 – Peace Watch In The Middle East – Suicide Watch For Sid Vicious.

October 23, 1978 – Depending on your age, you were either very interested in the ongoing and almost-there Middle-East Peace negotiations, or the news that Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious had attempted suicide and was rushed to a hospital in New York. The Middle-East news was potentially huge. Egypt was...

Beirut - October 1978 0

October 19, 1978 – The Situation In Namibia – The Situation In South Lebanon – An Israeli-Egyptian Peace Taking Longer Than Expected.

October 19, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 19, 1978 – A day where conflicts and peace moves seemed to pop up everywhere. From Namibia came word that South African President P.W. Botha all but reverse South Africa’s position on the conflict going...

Crisis over Jerusalem 0

October 14, 1990 – Operation Desert Shield – Complicating A Crisis – Consummate Evil Run Amok –

October 14, 1990 – ABC News On The Hour + World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 14, 1990 – very busy week, much having to do with crisis management. As troop strength continued to build along the Saudi-Kuwait border, with more assistance coming in from...

Tajikistan - September 1991

September 23, 1991 – Bush At The U.N. – Inspecting Iraq – A Fragile Truce In Croatia – Breakaway Tajikistan.

September 23, 1991 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 23, 1991 – Upheaval and change were the magic words for this day. President Bush was slated to address the United Nations General Assembly this day – in addition to his expected remarks regarding the...

Ariel Sharon - Lebanon Situation - September 1982

September 8, 1982 – Optimism In The MiIddle East, Pessimism In Lebanon, Finger-Crossing In Bern.

September 8, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. September 8, 1982 – Busy news day for the Middle East. Beginning with word that the Arab heads of State, meeting in Fez Morocco, had unanimously agreed on a new peace plan for the...

Mickey Mantle loses battle to Cancer

August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle: Baseball Loses An Icon – Waiting For Felix – Train To Nowhere

Mickey Mantle – Hero on the field. Off the field, not so much. August 13, 1995 – Mickey Mantle lost his battle with Cancer at the age of 63. Nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, Mantle was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire Major League Baseball...

Floods of '93

July 31, 1993 – Clinton Sells A Budget Deal – The Great Flood Of ’93 – A Cautious Ceasefire In Lebanon

July 31, 1993 – Called The Great Flood of ’93, flood waters were busy rising at an alarming rate, forcing many to leave there homes on a moments notice, cutting a wide swatch of destruction in its wake. The latest nightmare from the flood washed up on the doorsteps of...

Beirut - 1982 - Magnum Photos

July 27, 1982 – Still Looking For A Solution To The Beirut Crisis – The Talk And Shell Game – Sanctions And Grain Sales

July 27, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – Newsbreak – 9:00 News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Juy 27, 1982 – News from Beirut this day. U.S. envoy Philip Habib was on his way to Israel to meet with Menachem Begin in an attempt to find a solution...

Israeli Raids over Beirut - 1981

July 17, 1981 – Orange Skies Over Beirut – Taking Sides – Kremlin Anxiety Over Poland

July 17, 1981 – Word from Beirut this day – Israeli air raids over Beirut and targets throughout Lebanon as the situation continued to spiral out of control. The latest raid on Palestinian bases targeted PLO Headquarters as well as two eight story buildings claimed by the Israelis to house...

Sandro Pertini - Italian Elections

July 8, 1978 – Italy Elects Pertini, First Socialist Head Of State – Sporadic Rifle Fire Dogs Beirut – Sadat Still Optimistic About Peace

It keeps us up and running: Become a Patron! July 8, 1978 – Big news from Italy on this day. After 15 ballots and three weeks of bitter political in-fighting, Italy elected, by overwhelming majority, 81 year old Sandro Pertini as head of State. It would be Italy’s 7th President...