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April 8, 1945 – Seven Miles From Bremen And Hanover – The Advance To Berlin.

April 8, 1945 – CBS Radio – World News Today – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 8, 1945 – Another busy day in war news. Allied armies continue to advance across Europe. Reports were coming in that the British 2nd Army now seven miles away from the German cities...

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April 8, 1975 – The Bleed-Out – Pressure From The Pentagon Over Vietnam

As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to provide $ 1/2 Billion in immediate Military aid to the South Vietnamese government. Even the Pentagon was less-than-optimistic that this sum would do any good;...

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April 7, 1996 – The Taking Of Ted the Hermit – Capturing The Unabomber.

It just so happened, April 7th in 1996 was a Sunday. It was also Easter Sunday. It was also the first day of Daylight Savings Time. But that didn’t stop the world ending the week on a very haywire note. From news that notorious Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski was now...

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April 6, 1996 – Tragedy At Dubrovnik – Death Of Ron Brown – The Freemen Standoff

A somber weekend – the bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 32 associates were flown back to Washington from Dubrovnik Croatia where Brown’s plane crashed, killing all on board. President Clinton was particularly saddened by the deaths, calling Ron Brown his great and good friend. Brown and the others...

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Tame Impala – Live At Paredes de Coura Festival 2015 – Past Daily Soundbooth

Tame Impala – Live at Paredes de Coura 2015, Portugal – August 20, 2015 – Vodafone FM Hat in hand, heart on sleeve: Become a Patron! One of the real upsides to the 2015 festival season had been just how many radio outlets around the world are actively streaming, direct...

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April 5, 1945 – Tales Of Miracle And Wonder – The Press And The War.

April 5, 1945 – Interview with Mutual Reporter Don Bell. Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 5, 1945 – Aside from the day to day news reports from the front and the Capitols involved in the War, much air time was spent interviewing those people who played, in some cases...

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April 2, 1980 – Carter; Sweep – Anderson; Nil – Primary Season In Full Swing.

Since April 2, 1980 was right in the middle of Presidential Primary season, most of the news for this day had to do with the recently completed Wisconsin and Kansas Primaries and the telling results. Carter won handily, putting Ted Kennedy in a distant 2nd place. California Governor Jerry Brown...

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April 1, 1975 – ‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – The Situation In South Vietnam

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 equipment and fled in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops, heading to Saigon. As word spread, panic set in as the Saigon government attempted...

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March 31, 1979 – Picturing Three Mile Island – Drama At A Nuclear Power Plant.

March 31, 1979 – Continuous news reports – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 31, 1979 – All eyes on an otherwise obscure community near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant facility was in danger of melting down, potentially turning disaster into...

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March 31, 1990 – The View From Vilnius – Gorbachev And The Break-Away Republics.

News for this last day of March in 1990 had much to do with the rapidly-becoming-former Soviet Union. March 1990 was Lithuania’s turn – a move was underway to break with the Soviet Union and become an independent nation no longer under the influence of Moscow. Despite repeated warnings from...