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May 13, 1981 – The Shooting Of A Pope

May 13, 1981 – Reports and reactions to news of Pope John Paul II – NPR News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 13, 1981 – The first news bulletins were met with perplexity. As the reports continued and elaborated, the news was unsettling and seemed abstract. Why attempt...

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958 0

Burying A Pope – Reviving A Red Scare – October 13, 1958

– MBS – Fulton Lewis Jr. And The News -October 13, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this October 13th in 1958 had much to do with the goings-on at The Vatican. The death of Pope Pius XII and the mourning, as well as the first televised...

Coronation Of A Pope – Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room 0

Coronation Of A Pope – Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual/Vatican Radio – Coronation of Pope Pius XII – March 12, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Upon the Death of Pope Pius XI, the former Cardinal Secretary of State Eugenio Pacelli, ascended to the position of...

Camilla Says Yes – Mahmud Says No – February 11, 2005 0

Camilla Says Yes – Mahmud Says No – February 11, 2005

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC World Service – The World Today – February 11, 2005 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Ten years ago today – Britain’s Prince Charles announced his engagement to longtime Mistress Camilla Parker Bowles, from then on to be...

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984 0

Bringing Central America To The Boil – January 15, 1984

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – ABC World News This Week – Week ending January 15, 1984 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Thirty-one years ago this week, the simmering stew of politics and saber-rattling hit the boiling point in Central America. With news...

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T’was The Season – Bombs, Balls And Strikes – October 2, 1949

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Voices & Events – Week ending October 2, 1949 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A busy week, this first one of October in 1949. Strikes were on the agenda – the Steel Industry was hit with its first...

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Raoul Cedras And The Awkward Moments – September 22, 1994

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – September 22, 1994 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this first day of Autumn in 1994 had much to do with the ongoing situation in Haiti. With U.S. troops having landed on the Island nation...

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One Hostage Down – Fifty-Two To Go – And ‘Like Magic, Drunks Have Disappeared From Parks’ – July 11, 1980

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Firstline Report – World News Roundup – Newsbreak – July 11, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection An interesting news day, this July 11th in 1980. It started off with a look at the upcoming Moscow Olympics, which...

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Passing Of The Great One – June 25, 1987

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – June 25, 1987 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A sad day, this June 25th in 1987. News of the passing of Jackie Gleason, comedian and early television legend had slipped peacefully away the previous evening, losing...