Tagged: Afghanistan

What about James Watt? 0

October 16, 1983 – What About Watt – What About Lebanon – What About Continental Airlines?

Further evidence Capitol Hill has always been capable of leaving the nation breathless. This October 16th in 1983 saw the long hoped-for resignation of Interior Secretary James G. Watt. Known famously for acknowledged dunderhead quotes and strange policies, Watt finally announced his resignation. One such acrid bon mot came during...

China Dissidents - May 1990

May 24, 1990 – People Versus Commerce – Election Fever In Moscow

May 24, 1990 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 24, 1990 – News of the “Bigger Picture” kind. Today, President Bush announced renewal of China‘s Most Favored Nations trade benefits for an eleventh year, despite continued reprisals and executions of Tiananmen Square protestors from...

Palestine Trouble

April 16, 1947 – Holy Land Trouble – Stalin Trouble – Telephone Trouble

April 16, 1947 – NBC News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 16, 1947 – Another fractured day in a Post-War world. News from The Holy Land over the situation in Palestine and violence erupting between Arabs and Jews and British troops as the common target....

Woodrow Wilson

President’s Day: Woodrow Wilson – The Tariff – 1912 – Past Daily: Presidents Being Presidential

President Woodrow Wilson – The Tariff – Recorded Sept. 24, 1912 – 1912 Campaign addresses – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In honor of Presidents Day, and maybe a President who doesn’t spring instantly to mind as one of the top 10 – Woodrow Wilson was a significant President who was...

Pro-Khomeini Demonstrations

December 29, 1978 – Ominous Signs From Tehran – The Shah Makes A Move

December 29, 1978 – CBS Radio – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 29, 1978 – Ominous signs from Tehran this day. Although at the time, not many paid attention. But if you lived in Iran, you noticed. And either you took to the streets, or...

Firefighters rescued Sept. 13, 2001

September 13, 2001 – Miracle In Manhattan – Firefighters Rescued After Three Days In Rubble.

September 13, 2001 – National Public Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 13, 2001 – While we were still reeling in shock and devastation over the events from two days earlier, the task of search, rescue, removal and attempting to carry on continued. Despite the seemingly endless...

Warsaw

September 4,1939 – Calling Reserves – Filling Sandbags – Europe At War

September 4, 1939 – News from BBC Home Service- 9:15 am – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 4, 1939 – As the news sank in that Europe was now in a state of War, reports of the first sinking of a British Merchant ship were reported. The SS. Athena,...

Oklahoma City Bombing memorial - April 19, 1997

April 19, 1997 – Homegrown Terrorism Two Years On – Leary Takes A Trip

April 19, 1997 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 19, 1997 – a day still fresh in most peoples memories – the day terrorism arrived with a homegrown face. The Federal Building in Oklahoma City was scene of the worst act of domestic terrorism in...