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September 3, 1987 – The Persian Gulf Tanker War – Reprisals and Tit-For-Tats

September 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 3, 1987 – The Iran-Iraq War was heating up again – with Iraqis mounting reprisals against Iranian attacks on shipping. This day it was a Panamanian-registered tanker, hit and sunk by Iraqi missiles, killing two...

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August 10, 1982 – Glimmers Of Hope, Rumors Of Settlement, Pictures Of Ennui – Beirut And Points Middle East

August 10, 1982 – CBS World News Roundup – 9:00 am Network News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 10, 1982 – A day of holding breath . . .yet again. Word reached the newsroom early on this day that Israel had accepted, at least in principle, the peace...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1978 – It’s The Weekend – You Have Plans . . . Or Maybe Not

KROQ – Frazier Smith – September 16, 1978 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Weekend. That stretch from Friday night to Saturday night where everything looks possible, at least on paper or in your daydreams. Being smack in the middle of your Senior year in High School, you can’t...

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July 31, 1982 – Grief Roams A Highway Outside Paris – Black Skies Over Beirut – Iraqis Claim Victory

July 31, 1982 – ABC World News This Morning – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 31, 1982 – In 1982 it was a Saturday. And in France, the last Saturday of the month was known as Black Saturday; the beginning of August vacation for most of France, who took...

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Should The U.S. Admit 240,000 Immigrants In 1953? – Past Daily Reference Room

NBC – American Forum Of The Air – Should The U.S. Admit 240,000 Immigrants? – July 12, 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The Refugee question – the Immigrant question; an issue as old as the country itself. In 1953 it was about the Red Scare; Eastern Europe was...

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You’re A Teenager – You Live In L.A. – It’s 1966 – And You Can’t Wait . . . . – Past Daily Weekend Pop Chronicles

Top-40 Radio – Los Angeles – November 1966 – KHJ – KFWB – KCRW-FM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – No question – 1966 was a pivotal year. But then, so was 1965 – so was 1964 and don’t forget 1963. The 60s had more than their fair share of...