Libya

Pro-Gaddafi Demonstration

January 5, 1989 – Tripoli Has An Attack Of Whim-Whams

January 5, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 5, 1989 – The United Nations Security Council was slated to meet for urgent closed-door consultations on this day to discuss Libya’s protest of American shoot-down of Libyan MIG’s over the Mediterranean. No public meeting...

Chicago Teachers picketing 1987

September 8, 1987 – Picket Lines In Chicago – A Place Called Howard Beach

September 8, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 8, 1987 – Summer vacation was over and the picket lines were forming in Chicago as negotiations between Teachers and the School District were in limbo, with virtually no chance of a settlement before the...

August 26, 1986 - lake Nyos in Cameroon

August 26, 1986 – Tale Of The Exploding Lake

August 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 26, 30 years ago today – A seismic and Volcanic surprise in the African nation of Cameroon – one of the rare volcanos situation under a lake, erupted and spewed lethal carbon dioxide gas and...

Billy Carter

July 29, 1980 – Brother Billy

July 29, 1980 – on the eve of the 1980 Democratic Convention, the recurring trainwreck called Billy Carter, Jimmy’s brother, kept surfacing in the news. Doubtless it was all good news for the Reagan camp, who were making political hay by the ton, but it was still a world of...

Cuban Refugee arrival in Florida

May 10, 1980 – Hardline In Tehran – Homecoming In Miami

News for May 10, 1980 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 10, 1980 – depending on which continent you were, you were either nervous or celebrating. In Iran, Parliamentary elections were taking place, and in the second round of voting, it was looking like...

President Reagan

April 28, 1981 – A President Returns To Capitol Hill

  April 28, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 28th in 1981 had much to do with the return of President Reagan to the Oval Office and preparations for his address, later on that evening to a joint session of...

April 26, 1986

April 26, 1986 – The Trouble With Libya

April 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 26, 1986 – 30 years ago today, everyone was pointing fingers at Libya. With a connection to a recent discotheque bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen and injured many others, along with allegations...

April 14, 1941

April 14, 1941 – Situation East

April 14, 1941 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this April 14, 1941, the 589th day of War, had much to do with the situation in the Balkans. Yugoslavia fell to the Germans, with Yugoslav resistance scattered and disorganized. The Capital of Belgrade...

April 5, 1979

April 5, 1979 – Surviving TMI

April 5, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1979 – The disaster at 3-Mile Island (known to locals and the media as TMI) was still going on, even though signs were looking cautious but hopeful and an investigation was well underway. Many...

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen

January 15, 1986 – Confusion In Yemen

January 15, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 15, 1986 – if you woke up this morning in 1986 and you were confused, you were in good company. An entire country was confused on this day. Seems there was a civil war between...