Reagan Years

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It’s 1983 – You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – You Have Every Right To Be Cynical – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

KROQ – Freddie Snakeskin – July 31, 1983 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Not that 1983 had any special dibs on cynicism and anxiety – it was a pretty cynical decade on its own, you must admit. But if you’re going through it for the first time – it’s...

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October 2, 1981 – President Reagan And The Window Of Vulnerability

October 2, 1981 -President Reagan Announcement of the United States Strategic Weapons Program – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 2, 1981. We were knee-deep in the Cold War and the old fears of Communist domination were coming back to visit. On this day, President Reagan addressed an assembled group...

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July 9, 1988 – Collapsing Roofs – Collapsing Platforms – Collecting Bribes

July 9, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 9, 1988 – A day full of painstaking searches. First; Brownsville Texas, where a department store roof collapsed under the alleged stress of collecting rainwater. Seems rooftop drains were clogged and a downpour the previous...

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March 19, 1988 – Holiday In Honduras: “We’re From The Government – We’re Here To Help”.

March 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 19, 1988 – Another day of drama in the world. Tensions along the Honduran/Nicaraguan border as U.S. officials received a request from Honduran officials for an increase in helicopters for backup duty as Honduras moved...

John Anderson - 1980 0

John Anderson: Presidential Candidate 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

John Anderson – Face The Nation – Feb. 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Anderson, upon hearing of his death last year, many people had forgotten who John Anderson was, and what was significant about him. Anderson was running for President in 1980. As a Republican, he...

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February 1, 1982 – Let Poland Be Poland – The Mounting Tragedy Of El Salvador

February 1, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup-CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 1, 1982 – Between the situation in Gdansk, Poland and San Salvador in El Salvador, the Reagan White House Foreign Policy was being put to the test. From Poland came the release of...

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January 26, 1981 – Former Hostages Arrive At West Point – Decompression Amid A Carnival Atmosphere

January 26, 1981 – CBS World News Roundup + Hourly News + Newsbreak – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 26, 1981 – With celebrations continuing for the freed 52 American hostages, along with the carnival-like atmosphere that went along with their homecoming, the decompression and readjustment from 444 days...