Oil Companies

Jimmy Carter - Menachem Begin

March 4, 1979 – Begin: “A Deep Crisis” – Beijing: “We Do Not Want To Occupy Vietnamese Territory” – Washington: “The Public Will Pay And Pay And Pay”

March 4, 1979 – CBS Radio: The World This Week- Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 4, 1979 – A week beginning on a series of ominous notes. The seemingly never-ending optimism/pessimism of the peace talk between Egypt and Israel took another down turn. Menachem Begin announced that a “state...

The 1979 Gas crisis

July 26, 1979 – Blame It On Gas – Blame It On Capitol Hill – Blame It On The Boat People.

July 26, 1979 – One of those days that, when looked back on, seem downright wistful. On this day it was about soaring prices and an economy turing sour because of it. The soaring prices, at least one of them, in question was the price of gas – upwards to...

Brownsville roof collapse

July 9, 1988 – Collapsing Roofs – Collapsing Platforms – Collecting Bribes

July 9, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 9, 1988 – A day full of painstaking searches. First; Brownsville Texas, where a department store roof collapsed under the alleged stress of collecting rainwater. Seems rooftop drains were clogged and a downpour the previous...

Monopolies

Before The Days Of Mergers We Called Them Monopolies – 1948 – Past Daily Reference Room

Monopolies – Are They Bad For Business? – Chicago University Roundtable – April 1, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Monopolies – a word that’s not used much anymore. It’s what used it used to be called when one company bought out several smaller companies and emerged as the...

Gold Traders - 1979

September 21, 1979 – All That’s Crazy Is Gold

September 21, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 21, 1979 was another insane day, if you were in the Gold Market. Prices were on a roller coaster ride all week and then slumped in Europe earlier this day, after reaching record highs earlier...

21-year old Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

September 16, 1941 – Abdication In Tehran – Raids Over Germany

  September 16, 1941 – As the news broke from Tehran of an extraordinary meeting of Parliament, it was learned that Reza Shah had abdicated his power as ruler of Iran to his son Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. The reasons cited were ill-health, but the Soviet-British takeover of Iranian oil fields...