Reagan Years

October 25, 1983 – “We’re From The Government, We’re Here To Help . . . .”- Invasion Of Grenada – Aftermath of Beirut Bombing

Become a Patron! This day, 30 years ago we were busily invading the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada in what has been described as “A lovely little war”. Considered a threat to stability in the region, the small island was at the center of a controversy involving Cuba, a lot...

Beirut - October 24, 1983

October 24, 1983 – An Aftermath In Beirut

Get it for free when you become a Patron: Become a Patron! October 24, 1983 – Beirut Bombing aftermath – President Reagan Press Conference – CBS Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 24, 1983 – The aftermath of the bombing of Marine Barracks and a French Army Command...

Embassy Hostages In Iran - 1980

October 22, 1980 – The Embassy Hostage Drama And The October Surprise.

Become a Patron! News for this October 22nd in 1980, in addition to feverish campaigning on the parts of the Carter and Reagan camps, was word that a possible breakthrough in negotiations for the 50 Americans held hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran was taking place. But like much...

Princess Grace Lying in State

September 16, 1982 – A Funeral In Beirut – Death Of A Hollywood Royal – Reagan Mending The Race Fence.

Subscribers can download this for free:Become a Patron! September 16, 1982 – A day of mourning in two different places for two entirely different reasons. In Beirut, the mourning was for the assassination of Bachir Gemayel, the President of Lebanon. Gemayal was democratically-elected president on 23 August 1982 by the...

Chernobyl Trial - July 1987

July 28, 1987 – Trial At Chernobyl – Meese At Iran-Contra – Mines In The Persian Gulf.

  Become a Patron! July 28, 1987 – The nuclear power plant disaster at Chernobyl was still in the news. This time the trial, where half a dozen Soviet nuclear officials were on trial, and prepared to pay heavily for the 1986 disaster which was blamed for 31 deaths and...

GOP Convention - Detroit - 1980 (Magnum Photos)

July 16, 1980 – Convention: Detroit – Gearing Up For The Reagan Years And Dubious Funding

July 16, 1980 – CBS Radio News – Firstline Report – World News Roundup – Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! July 16, 1980 – The news was from Detroit this day and the GOP convention taking place at the Joe Louis Arena. And while...

June 26, 1986 – Hurricane Bonnie – Aid To Nicaragua – Debating South Africa Sanctions – Rumors Of Terrorist Bombing In Madrid.

    June 26, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 26, 1986 – A busy news day, both home and abroad. Starting with news on the first Hurricane of the season; Hurricane Bonnie, which landed in Port Arthur at 85 miles an hour...

June 5, 2004 – Ronald Reagan: Death Of A President – The World Chimes In.

June 5, 2004 – BBC World Service – Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – June 5, 2004 – Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, died after having suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for nearly a decade. Reagan was the first former U.S. president to die since Richard...

Northern Ireland - April 1981

April 24, 1981 – A President Returns – Northern Ireland Braces – Another Abortion Debate

April 24, 19981 – CBS World News Roundup + News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another busy day for news, this April 24th in 1981. President Reagan, recovering from wounds he received twenty-five days earlier from the assassination attempt, was eager to get back to work....

Ennui at 17

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...