Violence

Young Offenders and the Juvenile Court System

Teenage Crime – Overflowing Jails – Broken Justice System – 1952 – Past Daily Reference Room

Subscribers get perks: Become a Patron! From the sounds of this radio documentary (and the articles about it written around that time), the juvenile justice system was historically broken, in need of overhaul and deadly. As is evidenced by this 1952 episode of the CBS Radio series The People Act,...

Harlem - July 1964

July 24, 1964 – Harlem And The Long, Hot Summer – Past Daily Reference Room

Become a Patron! Fifty-five years ago, on July 24, 1964 Harlem was in the process of sweeping up smashed windows, putting out fires and generally recovering from the events only a few days before. A series of events which would be repeated to the point where the days after June...

May 30, 1994 – “People Were Screaming – There Was Pandemonium” – Day Of Violence – Day Of Tension.

May 30, 1994 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 30, 1994 – A day of violence and tension, seemingly everywhere. Beginning with news that shots rang out at a rally being held at UC Riverside, featuring former Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Muhammad. Muhammad...

Chicago riots - 1966

July 17, 1966 – Chicago And The Long, Hot Summer – Riots, Murders, And Sweltering Heat

July 17, 1966 – ABC Radio Voices In The Headlines – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 17, 1966 – 1966 would go down in history as a Summer of considerable discontent and violence. Chicago was just one of many cities across American coming to grips with Civil Rights and...

The RFK Funeral Train

June 8, 1968 – “I dream things that never were and say why not.” – The Funeral Of Robert Kennedy

June 8, 1968 – Funeral Service For Robert F. Kennedy – NBC Radio continuous Coverage – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – After hearing the news that Robert Kennedy had been shot, the following days were a blur; running into one another, creating a haze of shock and grief rolled into...

Jakarta - May 1998

May 15, 1998 – Jakarta Is Burning – The G-8 Gets Started – Women’s Clinics Are Shut

May 15, 1998 – NPR News – All Things Considered – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – My 15, 1998 – A day of protest, violence and shock. Starting with news that riots in Jakarta, Indonesia had claimed hundreds of lives and that there was little in the way of relief...

Los Alamos Fire

May 11, 2000 – Los Alamos Fire: “Somebody Made A Mistake – We Have To Find Out Who” – The Million Mom March Gains Momentum

May 11, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 11, 2000 – A day things spiraled out of control. The fire consuming Los Alamos New Mexico initially began as a “controlled burn”. But owing to an unexpected wind shift, it quickly exploded...

Terri Schiavo Feeding tube fracas

March 22, 2005 – The Feeding Tube Of Terri Schiavo – The School Shooting In Minnesota

News for March 22, 2005 – NPR News – Charles Osgood – CBS Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 22, 2005 – a day of contrasts, but only if you were looking past the headlines. On this day, the dominating story was the Right-to-Death issue over comatose...

University of Texas Shooting 1966

America The Violent – 1969 – The Culture Of Killing – The Society Of Folded Hands – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

America The Violent – NBC Radio Second Sunday – 1968 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Another School Shooting – another invasion of what once was Safe Haven – another stain on our society. Another period of mourning, of grief, of anger, of hand-wringing. Another period of vows and proclamations....

Pre-Inaurgual Party - January 19, 1989

January 19, 1989 – Anticipating The Bush Era – Galas And Gorbachev

January 19, 1989 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 19, 1989 – On the eve of the Inaugural of George H.W. Bush as 41st President of the U.S., Washington was in full Party mode, with pre-Inaugural galas getting a jump on the big day....