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Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975 0

Popping The Trial Balloon – October 13, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – October 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The big news for this October 13th in 1975 was the ongoing story of New York City’s economic turmoil. A city on the edge of bankruptcy, President Ford was adamant about not offering a bailout to...

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974 0

Wilbur Gets His Freak On – October 9, 1974

  – NBC Nightly News – October 9, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Ordinarily, another somber day on Capitol Hill, this October 9, 1974 – had it not been for the bizarre behavior of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Wilbur Mills and a few G-String notables who...

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975 0

Holiday In Helsinki – July 30, 1975

– NBC Nightly News – July 30, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A lot of smiles, jokes and back-slapping, this July 30th, 40 years ago. Getting down to business in Helsinki, as the Strategic Arms Limitation talks got underway between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. With Soviet...

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 0

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. Of State Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the fall of Saigon and the War in Vietnam effectively over, new incidents popped up on the horizon that made some...

‘Remain Calm And Put Down Your Arms’ – April 29, 1975 0

‘Remain Calm And Put Down Your Arms’ – April 29, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for audio Play – CBS Radio – News, Bulletins and Specials – April 29, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. 40 years ago today, on April 29, 1975 the war in Vietnam came to an end. In an address to the...

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975 0

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – April 8, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to...

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‘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...

Escape From Danang – March 27, 1975 0

Escape From Danang – March 27, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – March 27, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the odyssey of Vietnam wound up the last remaining weeks, the panic spread and the evacuations continued. This time is was Danang; second largest...

A New Cuba Showdown – March 25, 1976 0

A New Cuba Showdown – March 25, 1976

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – March 25, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection And on this day in 1976, warnings from Secretary of State Henry Kissinger over Cuban military interventions abroad brought a not-so-thinly-veiled threat...

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975 0

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – March 18, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Drawing comparisons to the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, news for this March 18th, 40 years ago was about widespread panic...