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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...

The Alaska Pipeline

June 21, 1977 – Alaska: A Pipeline Runs Through It, And Where In The World Is Idi?

June 21, 1977 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 21,1977 – the day oil flowed through the middle of Alaska and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin was hiding somewhere out of plain sight. First off was news on the economy. The Labor Department released its...

Soviet Spies Enger and Cherneyev April 1979

April 28, 1979 – Spies For Dissidents – Maggie Drums Up Votes

April 28, 1979 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 28, 1979 – A day of swapping spies for dissidents and a day for campaigning in the run-up to the British elections. The swap in question was a carefully negotiated agreement between Washington and Moscow...

Joshua Nkomo arrives in London

March 14, 1983 – Applying Pressure On OPEC – Taking The Heat Off Zimbabwe

March 14,1983 – CBS World News Roundup – Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 14,1983 – Busy news day. In London, OPEC Ministers were gathering in the hopes of coming up with a benchmark oil price of $29.00 a barrel and new production quotas. Of the 13...

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...

President Ford

September 5-6, 1975 – “It Didn’t Go Off!” – President Ford Meets Squeaky Fromme

  Become a Patron! The week of September 6th in 1975 was an odd one. It ended with an attempted assassination of President Ford during his visit to Sacramento, California. The perpetrator was revealed to be former Charles Manson follower Lynette ‘Squeaky Fromme“, who was tackled by Secret Service when...

Russian and British Troops patrolling Tehran - August 1941

August 25, 1941 – Opening New Fronts – The View From Tehran

August 25, 1941 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 25th, seventy-five years ago, was about the opening of a new front in this War. Now it was the Middle-East, with British and Russian troops moving into Iran,...

March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...