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Promises Made – Promises Unmade – May 25, 1992 0

Promises Made – Promises Unmade – May 25, 1992

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 25, 1992 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. On this Memorial Day in 1992, an abrupt change-of-policy tried to put a stop to the flood of Boat People escaping Haiti. The Island...

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975 0

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – April 8, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to...

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‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – April 1, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Nightly News – April 1, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and...

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975 0

A Scene Of Chaos – March 18, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC News – March 18, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Drawing comparisons to the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, news for this March 18th, 40 years ago was about widespread panic...

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A Sea Of Faces – November 4, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – November 4, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection All this week, we’re looking back on the momentous events which took place in Germany during November 1989; day by day, 25 years ago. On November 4th 1989...

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Decisions, Decisions – October 8, 1977

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – October 8, 1977 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A day loaded with negotiations, decisions and protest, this October 8th in 1977. Beginning with the UN and the question of Middle-East Peace talks, or attempt at Peace...

Deja Coup – The 2006 Coup In Thailand – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Deja Coup – The 2006 Coup In Thailand – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service Reports – September 19-20, 2006 – BBC World Service With the news today of the Military coup in Thailand, the closing of schools and businesses, the restrictions placed on gatherings of more than 5 people, and all those...

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 0

An Incident Called Mayaguez – May 14, 1975

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News Special Report – President Ford Address on Mayaguez – May 14, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what has been termed the Last Official Battle of the Vietnam War, the incident surrounding the U.S. container ship USS Mayaguez,...

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May 1, 1961 – The Simmering Stew Called Southeast Asia

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News On The Hour- May 1, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this First day of May in 1961 was probably more ominous in the long-run for events taking place in the future than seemingly of...