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Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975 0

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – January 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1975, something was happening in the House of Representatives that hadn’t happened in living memory; rank and file Democrats voted to oust...

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The Wrong Runway – October 31, 1979

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup + Newsbreak + 9:00 am News – October 31, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Starting off the day with a tragedy, this October 31st in 1979. Beginning with news of a Western Airlines DC-10 from Los...

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Beirut Requiem – October 28, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – October 28, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Another day of stress and wonderment, this October 28th in 1975. Beginning with news of the intensified fighting between rebel militias and the Lebanese government in Beirut. Turning, over...

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A-Campaigning We Will Go – October 3, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio World News This Week – October 3, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Hard to say “business as usual” this first week in October, 1976. The Presidential Campaign was officially a month-old and despite widespread yawns from both sides...

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‘I Have Never Been A Quitter’ – Nixon Resigns – August 8, 1974

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News Reports and Nixon Resignation Address – August 8, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Forty-five years ago today, everything stopped and all eyes were on Washington. After days and weeks of speculation and the virtual tornado of rumors (some false,...

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Back To Bugtussle – June 5, 1976

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – The Washington Week – June 5, 1976 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News around Washington, for the week ending June 5th in 1976. House Speaker Carl Albert announced his retirement this week, expressing a desire to get off...

A Question Of Amnesty – A Subject Of Conscience – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

A Question Of Amnesty – A Subject Of Conscience – 1974 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC News Inquiry – Amnesty: Can you go home again? – April 24, 1974 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The only thing more contentious about our involvement in the Vietnam War was the subject of those who refused to get involved...

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 0

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Special Report – President Ford Address on Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what has been termed the Last Official Battle of the Vietnam War, the incident surrounding the U.S. container ship USS Mayaguez,...

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William F. Buckley Gets A Word Or Two From Margaret Thatcher – 1977 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – William F. Buckley interviews Margaret Thatcher – August 21, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection They’ve often said about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that you either loved her or hated her, but you couldn’t ignore her. Needless to say,...

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Not Having Nixon To Kick Around Anymore – Week Ending April 24, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – World News This Week – April 24, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for the week, ending on this April 24th in 1994, had much to do with the passing of former President Richard Nixon, who died...