Tagged: Bill Clinton

Ollie Mania

May 7, 1989 – Oliver North Trial: Not A Pleasure Cruise. Space Shuttle Atlantis: Second Time; A Go. Exxon Valdes: The Gift That Keeps Giving.

  May 7, 1989 – ABC World News This Week – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 7, 1989 – A week full of wonderment. Starting with the verdict in the Col. Oliver North trial. North was on trial for his participation in the Iran–Contra affair, a political scandal during...

Exodus from Chernobyl

April 27, 1986 – Unusually High Radiation Readings, Somewhere In The Ukraine

April 27, 1986 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – April 27, 1986 – a day for the history books. The most disastrous nuclear power plant accident took place in Chernobyl on April 26th. By April 27th, there was no confirmation to the outside world, but...

Violet Archer

Music Of Violet Archer – Ross Pratt, Piano – 1958 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Violet Archer – Sonatine Number 2 for Piano – Ross Platt, Piano – CBC Transcription service – 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – A name which may not be as familiar in the U.S. as it is in Canada, Violet Archer was one to most prolific and celebrated figures...

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...

Alaska Airlines - 261

February 5, 2000 – Surprises On The Campaign Trail – Tragedy Falls From The Sky – The Name Is Amadou Diallo

February 5, 2000 – CBS Radio Weekend Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 5, 2000 – news on this day spotlighted the events of this week in 2000. Election 2000 was up and running, with primaries in New Hampshire bringing a stunning victory for John McCain and signaling...

John Anderson - 1980

John Anderson: Presidential Candidate 1980 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Room

John Anderson – Face The Nation – Feb. 3, 1980 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Anderson, upon hearing of his death last year, many people had forgotten who John Anderson was, and what was significant about him. Anderson was running for President in 1980. As a Republican, he...

Government Shutdowns

Government Shut Downs – 1995/96 – 2013 – Past Daily Weekend Reference Rooom

Government Shutdown – November 14, 1995 – December 15, 1995 – CBS Radio – NPR News Morning Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Govt. shutdown – Nov. 14, 1995 Government Shutdown – October 1, 2013 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection It’s happened again, another government...

Firestone Tire trial

January 8, 2001 – Exploding Tires And Disappearing Airlines – The Ford-Bridgestone Trial – The TWA Bankruptcy

January 8, 2001 – CBS World News Roundup: Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 8, 2001 – Eight days into the new year and the world was awash with lawsuits, accusations, bankruptcies and finger-pointing. Starting with President-Elect George Bush‘s choice of Linda Chavez for Secretary of Labor...

Yasser Arafat

December 19, 1988 – Arafat Goes Courting – Yasser Arafat And The PLO Peace Process

December 19, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 19, 1988 – A day of diplomacy, olive branches and back-slapping. PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat met with Austrian leaders in his first trip to a Western country since UN decision to open a dialogue with...

British Troops in Libya - Nov. 1942

November 24, 1942 – War Comes To The Desert – Encircling Stalingrad

November 24, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 24, 1942 – News for this day was about progress (or lack of it) in the War. Fighting was erupting throughout the desert areas of Middle-East and in Northern Africa, with Allied forces advancing through...