Riots

Trouble Comin’ Every Day – Five Nights In Watts – August 11-17, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – KMPC-AM – 2-Way Communications – Watts Riots – August 11-17, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Forty-nine years ago this week, an L.A. suburb called Watts exploded in five nights of violence and mayhem – and the whole country paid attention....

Nervous Days – August 1, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – August 1, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this first day of August in 1994 was another mixed bag of hopeful and nervous. Hopeful, since the Peacekeeping force in Rwanda was including U.S. troops...

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...

July 1967 – Anatomy Of A Riot – A Town Like Newark – A Place Like America – Past Daily Reference Room

No end to turmoil sweeping over American cities in the decade of the 1960s. The rise of poverty and unemployment, and the rapid decay of Urban areas were all ingredients of a potentially chaotic situation. Coupled with that phenomenon known as “white flight” where the mass exodus of whites from...

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...

June 30, 1968 – Berkeley: Three Straight Nights Of Unrest – Judy Garland Collapses Onstage In New Jersey.

A buck here and a buck there, it adds up:Become a Patron! 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 in Los Angeles reported the second straight night of demonstrations...

‘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...

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...

Somewhere Between Brickbats And Champagne – May 19, 1993

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...

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...