Politics

Bosnia Peace Talks - 1995 0

November 20, 1995 – Bosnia Peace Talks Conclude – Boeing Strike Is Over – Deals Cut On Capitol Hill – Free As A Bird Lands In Stores.

November 20, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 20, 1995 – Peace talks over the situation in Bosnia concluded with a big question mark and many issues left unsettled. After 20 days of negotiations in Dayton Ohio, a tentative peace plan was scheduled...

Gen. Abboud of Sudan 0

November 17, 1958 – A Big Freeze And A Bloodless Coup

November 17, 1958 – WJR-AM Detroit, News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 17, 1958 – Cold War tensions topped the news on this day. Russian planes were accused of attacking U.S. planes twice in a single day, which prompted a flurry of complaints lodged against Moscow by the...

Mikhail Gorbachev at the Kremlin- 1990 0

November 16, 1990 – Drama At The Kremlin – A Shakeup In The Government Within Ten Days – Iraq: “The Last Diplomatic Cards Have Not Been Played”.

November 16, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 1990 – While the troop buildup in the Gulf continued, the war of words escalated. And while a war of words was escalating, a drama of another kind was taking place at The Kremlin...

Vote Counting In Florida 0

November 16, 2000 – Counting By Hand In Florida

November 16, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 16, 2000 – Election 2000 was still raging on. The vote was too close to call. It all boiled down to Florida. And as of this day, the Florida Supreme Court gave the go-ahead to...

1968 0

November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

The irony of remembrance 0

November 11, 1939 – With Dreaded Irony – A Veteran’s Day In Wartime.

No doubt the irony was more than a little pronounced, but this radio report didn’t mention anything about that. This report, from American correspondent Arthur Manne from the front “somewhere in France” described the goings-on, some four months into the new war. With British troops stationed in France, and reports...

Berlin - November 9, 1989 0

November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...

Britain in 1950 0

Britain In 1950 – New Government, New Outlook, Hopeful Economy – Past Daily Reference Room

London Forum – Discussion on the economy in Britain and the elections – November 8, 1950 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After the end of World War II, the British economy had huge amounts of absolute wealth. Its economy was driven entirely for the needs of war and took...

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November 9, 1938 – Neville Chamberlain And The Munich Crisis – Staving Off The Inevitable

Lest we all forget events in history leading up to other events in history, the Munich Crisis of 1938 served as the Preview Of Coming Attractions in what would eventually become World War 2. In what became a word associated with weakness in Foreign Policy, Appeasement had averted, at least...

FDR Returns to Washington 0

November 6, 1936 – FDR Returns To Washington – Election ’36 –

November 6, 1936 – President Roosevelt Returns to Washington – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 6, 1936 – Roosevelt wins reelection to the presidency in stunning fashion, gaining 523 electoral votes (27,750,000 popular) to Landon’s 8 (16,680,000 popular). The Union Party candidate, William Lemke, garners...