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October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980 0

October Surprise; No – November Shock; Maybe – October 20, 1980

– ABC Radio – World News This Week – Week Ending October 20, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 35 years ago today, on October 20th 1980, we were looking back at the week with a mixture of anxiety, perplexity and amazement. The hostage drama with 50 Americans still...

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986 0

Olive Branches And Ominous Signs – October 16, 1986

– CBS World News Roundup – October 16, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 16th in 1986 was hopeful at the outset, troubling in perspective. The hopeful part came as feelers for the upcoming Summit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland sounded more and more upbeat. Two...

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980 0

4 Weeks And Counting – October 7, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – CBS Hourly News – October 7, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high...

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985 0

Hello Diplomacy – Goodbye E.B. White – October 1, 1985

  – CBS World News Roundup – October 1, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this first day of October in 1985 was hopeful, vengeful and sad. The hopeful part came in the form of the upcoming Summit talks in Geneva between Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and...

Revving Up For Reykjavik – September 30, 1986 0

Revving Up For Reykjavik – September 30, 1986

– CBS World News Roundup – September 30, 1986 – Gordon Skene – Historic news this September 30th in 1986. It was announced, that Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and President Reagan would be meeting at Reykjavik Iceland for the first of what was hoped would be several summits aimed at...

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980 0

Spitting Into The Wind – September 29, 1980

– CBS World News Roundup – September 29, 1080 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – On this September 29th in 1980, news was about the Iran-Iraq War, which was heading into its second week. Iraq claimed to be winning, advancing some 60 miles into Iranian territory. Tehran didn’t dispute the...

A Wind Called Gilbert – September 16, 1988 0

A Wind Called Gilbert – September 16, 1988

– Special Report: Hurricane Gilbert – News On The Hour – CBS Radio – September 16, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another nail biting day in history – this September 16th in 1988. With Hurricane Gilbert spinning towards the Texas coast, it was already leaving a trail of...

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985 0

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985

– CBS World News Roundup – September 14, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1985 – a day where both pessimism and promise were running neck and neck. The pessimistic part came with news of the successful testing of an anti-nuclear weapon against a target in space....

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition 2

The Bodysnatchers – In Session 1980 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition

– The Bodysnatchers – In Session for John Peel – April 8, 1980 – BBC Radio 1 – One of the lesser luminaries from the Ska/Rocksteady movement of the late 1970s/early 1980s. The Bodysnatchers were a 7-piece all-female band consisting of Rhoda Dakar on vocals, Sarah Jane Owen on guitar,...

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987 0

Ollie North Chides Congress – July 9, 1987

    – CBS World News Roundup – July 9, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Iran-Contra hearings were still big news, this July 9th in 1987. Oliver North was busy chiding the Congressional Hearing committee for its handling of the investigation, while supporters were busy demonstrating, calling...