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A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978

A Fete Of Surges – August 4, 1978

, – CBS World News Roundup – August 4, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A day where activity of all sorts was on the rise – August 4th in 1978. The good news was a surprise surge in the Stock Market, spreading a wave of giddy over Wall...

Promises Made – Promises Unmade – May 25, 1992

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

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...

‘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

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...

World Turned Upside Down – December 26, 2004

World Turned Upside Down – December 26, 2004

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service News – December 26, 2004 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Ten years ago on December 26, 2004, we were jolted from our Christmas mornings-after to learn an earthquake on the floor of the Indian...

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...

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

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...

Mayaguez incident

May 14, 1975 – An Incident Called Mayaguez.

In what has been termed the Last Official Battle of the Vietnam War, the incident surrounding the U.S. container ship USS Mayaguez, seized by Khmer Rouge, was finally over. It began on May 12 when the Mayaguez fell under attack by Khmer Rouge forces, while the ship was en route...