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Passing Of The King Of Torts – July 10, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 10, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this July 10th in 1996. There was Hurricane Bertha to think about, especially since Cape Hatteras was in line for a major hit. Hurricane season was...

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The Circus Comes To L.A. – The 1960 Democratic Convention Preview – July 5, 1960 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – 1960 Democratic Convention Preview – July 5, 1960 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s just the season – Summer. Every four years between July and August, it brings out the horserace known as a Presidential election. Conventions are...

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Berkeley Takes A Dive – Judy Takes A Tumble – June 30, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from KMPC-Los Angeles – June 30, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Not all the news that happened on this June 30th in 1968, but enough to keep you on your toes. During one of their hourly “news capsules”, KMPC...

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‘Our House . . . Is Your House’ – And Other Ironies – June 26, 1966

    Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – June 26, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The week of June 26th in 1966 pretty much epitomized the tone of the 60s; contentious, ironic and questioning. Beginning with the ongoing...

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Forecast: Confusion With Periods Of Elation – June 18, 1955

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Monitor – News – June 18, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Murky and confusing news from Argentina, with Dictator Juan Peron quashing a coup. Exactly why the sudden violence erupted was baffling, particularly to those in the State...

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East Berlin Riots – Julius And Ethel Rosenberg – June 17, 1953

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS – Edward R. Murrow Program With Charles Collingwood – June 17, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection June 17th in a Cold War 1953. With last minute appeals for clemency sent to the Supreme Court over the case of Julius...

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The Sound Of New Rioting – The Sound Of Big Promises – June 9, 1988

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 9, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day, another riot in Seoul, this June 9th in 1988. Students broke out of Youngsan University after a day-long siege with police over their attempts to leave...

50 Days In History – Tiananmen Square – April-June 1989 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room 0

50 Days In History – Tiananmen Square – April-June 1989 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Tiananmen Square – Timeline – May-June 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Twenty-five years ago, all eyes were on Beijing and the unfolding events that, at first seemed wildly optimistic and then turned very bad. Beginning in April, coinciding with the...

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily  Reference Room 0

Who Killed Michael Farmer? – 1958 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – Who Killed Michael Farmer? – April 21, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection While the latest series of random shootings in and around school campuses is relatively new, acts of senseless violence aren’t. In the 1950s, the problem...

Somewhere Between Brickbats And Champagne – May 19, 1993 0

Somewhere Between Brickbats And Champagne – May 19, 1993

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 19, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in May for 1993 was certainly a mixed bag of emotions. In Copenhagen, the worst rioting in decades broke out after Danes voted overwhelmingly...