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The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

The View From Tobruk – June 17, 1942

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – News Of The World – June 17, 1942 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1942 was about battle fronts – the situation in the Middle East was one of tipping scales. The British...

Missing Secrets, Skyrocketing Gas Prices – June 16, 2000

Missing Secrets, Skyrocketing Gas Prices – June 16, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 16, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this June 16th in 2000 had a lot to do with lax security and rising gas prices. The two missing Hard drives...

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

An Overcrowded L.A. In 1959 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Keeping Up With The Joneses – April 15, 1959 – KNX-Los Angeles – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine now, but in 1959 Los Angeles was in danger of becoming an overcrowded city, like so many...

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

Adventures In Cambodia – May 18, 1970

  . . . or click on the link here for Audio Player: NBC News – May 18, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With protests against U.S. involvement in Cambodia still fresh, and continuing, the situation in Cambodia on this May 18th, 1970 was unfolding. North Vietnamese and Vietcong...

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

Tamil Tigers Relent – Moscow Says Nyet – The Horserace Goes West – May 14, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 14, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days of nail-biting and confusion – this May 14th in 1984. Starting with news the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, holding an American couple...

Menacing Waters – Menacing Demands – April 2, 1990

Menacing Waters – Menacing Demands – April 2, 1990

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – April 2, 1990 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And on April 2nd, 1990 Pittsburgh was busy closing intake valves, ahead of traces of the oil spill which sent some 200,000 gallons into the...

‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – April 1, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Nightly News – April 1, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and...

Foreign Aid – Fragile Elections – March 30, 1948

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Alka-Seltzer News Of The World – March 30, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. A busy and “interesting” news day, this March 30th in 1948. Starting with news on the upcoming elections in Italy, which were awash...

Super Tuesday And The Panic Over $2.00 Gas – March 6, 2000

Super Tuesday And The Panic Over $2.00 Gas – March 6, 2000

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup-Late Edition – March 6, 2000 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Hard to imagine it was only 15 years ago on this day, people were in a state of shock and dismay over the...

Goodnight Johnny – January 23, 2005

Goodnight Johnny – January 23, 2005

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – WCBS-CBS News – Report on Death of Johnny Carson – January 23, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day 10 years ago, if you were around before 1992, Johnny Carson was part of your life....