Violence

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November 13, 1968 – Days Of Confusion, Nights Of Backlash – The World Of 1968

1968 was probably the year it came closest to completely falling apart. The sudden violent turn of events that went from assassinations of Martin Luther King to Robert Kennedy. An entire nation (France) going on strike. A political convention mired in turmoil (the Democratic Convention in Chicago). The very vocal...

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November 12, 1999 – Adding Insult To Injury; Turkey Gets Hit With Another Big Quake – Trans Fats Are Not Your Friend.

News for this November 12th in 1999 was shrouded in mystery, cloaked in disaster and clogged with apprehension – and not necessarily in that order. The mystery continued over the odyssey of Egyptair Flight 990, with more questions raised than answers. The FBI was considering a criminal investigation as all...

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November 5, 1979 – The View From Tehran: Taking An Embassy Or Two. A Hostage Drama Unfolds.

News for this November 5th in 1979 was about the worsening situation between Washington and Tehran – all over demands of the Ayatollah Khomeini government to return the Shah to Tehran from New York, where he was undergoing Cancer treatment. The State Department refused to extradite the Shah and crowds...

Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin - 1995 0

November 4, 1995 -Senseless Act – The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

Editors Note: As a reminder that words, no matter how seemingly innocent or misconstrued, can have devastating effects on those who are susceptible, those who are unbalanced, and those who are short-fused. Words, in the realm of politics, can have even more dire consequences than a simple difference of opinion-escalated....

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October 27, 1963 – Shapes Of Things: The View From Bonn – The Streets Of Saigon – A Scene In Dallas.

October 27th signaled the end of an ominous week in 1963. Vietnam was frequently taking center stage, more so this week than most others so far. The government of Ngo Dinh Diem was cracking down on protests, which had taken a sudden and horrific turn in the form of self-immolation...

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October 9, 1989 – Manuel Noriega And The Little Coup That Couldn’t

News for this October 9th in 1989 had to do with the growing protest movement in East Germany and the rioting going on in East Berlin. The riots erupted when East German police broke up a demonstration urging reforms from the hardline regime of Erich Honecker. Western Press were barred...

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October 7, 1980 – Election ’80 – 4 Weeks And Counting – Reagan-Carter Campaigns Heading To The Wire.

With 4 weeks to go, the 1980 Presidential campaign was in the home stretch. On this October 7,1980, the polls were all over the place and the candidates were in high gear; pressing the flesh, promising the moon. And the election rhetoric started to get harsh. President Carter, insisting there...

Student Protests - 1968

September 25, 1968 – Crisis On Campus – Student Anti-War Protests Sweep America

Newsfront – Crisis In Higher Education – September 25, 1968 – EEN-NET – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1968 – a year of protest. And all across the country, the College Campus was a flashpoint. Primarily about our increased unpopularity with the Vietnam War, but other protests factored in as...

Hurricane Gilbert hits Jamaica

September 15, 1988 – Making Plans For Gilbert – Rumors Of Post-Iran-Contra Depression – Score Another One For The NRA.

September 15, 1988 – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight -Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 15, 1988 – Hurricane Gilbert was keeping all attention on the Gulf of Mexico and Southeast U.S. as winds whipped it into a Category 5, making it potentially the deadliest Hurricane since Camille...

Israel Independence - Tensions in the Middle East

May 16, 1948 – The Day After Independence – New Israel – Old Neighbors. Past Daily Reference Room

On May 15, 1948 The State of Israel came into being. The end of a long, arduous and contentious journey. A move not favored in the Middle-East. A move which set off a war between a new country surrounded by hostile neighbors. Declaration of the Establishment of the State of...