Riots

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LBJ Addresses The Summer Of Violence – July 27, 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson Address regarding riots – July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With a country teetering on the edge of burning down. Cities engulfed in flame and violence. Civil disorder spread from coast to coast, it truly was The...

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A Town Like Newark – July 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio: Second Sunday – Newark: Anatomy Of A Riot – July 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection No end to turmoil sweeping over American cities in the decade of the 1960s. The rise of poverty and unemployment, and the rapid...

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Passing Of The King Of Torts – July 10, 1996

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – July 10, 1996 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Busy day, this July 10th in 1996. There was Hurricane Bertha to think about, especially since Cape Hatteras was in line for a major hit. Hurricane season was...

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Berkeley Takes A Dive – Judy Takes A Tumble – June 30, 1968

Click on the link here for Audio Player – News from KMPC-Los Angeles – June 30, 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Not all the news that happened on this June 30th in 1968, but enough to keep you on your toes. During one of their hourly “news capsules”, KMPC...

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‘Our House . . . Is Your House’ – And Other Ironies – June 26, 1966

    Click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC Radio – Voices In The Headlines – June 26, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The week of June 26th in 1966 pretty much epitomized the tone of the 60s; contentious, ironic and questioning. Beginning with the ongoing...

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Forecast: Confusion With Periods Of Elation – June 18, 1955

  Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Monitor – News – June 18, 1955 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Murky and confusing news from Argentina, with Dictator Juan Peron quashing a coup. Exactly why the sudden violence erupted was baffling, particularly to those in the State...

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Somewhere Between Brickbats And Champagne – May 19, 1993

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 19, 1993 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in May for 1993 was certainly a mixed bag of emotions. In Copenhagen, the worst rioting in decades broke out after Danes voted overwhelmingly...

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April 29, 1992 – No Justice, No Peace

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KNX-AM Continuous News – 4:00 pm-6:30 pm (PDT)-April 29, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this April 29th, 22 years ago went from cautious anticipation to rage. The verdict in the Rodney King Beating trial was expected on this...

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Swaps And Swipes – April 2, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – April 2, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day loaded with Politics and arm-twisting, this April 2nd, 1987. Starting with a heavy dose of back-slapping and promises from the Reagan White House in order to...

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Endemic To Apartheid – March 21, 1985

Click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS World News Roundup – March 21, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this day in 1985 began with an Angry commemoration – March 21st 1985 marked the 25th anniversary of the massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa where 69 Blacks...