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Tagged: Cambodia

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown 0

January 7, 1979 – Pol Pot Overthrown

January 7, 1979 – CBS Radio Hourly News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 7, 1979 – after some two weeks, large numbers of rebel troops, aided by Vietnamese tanks, seized control of Cambodia, and captured the capitol city of Phnom Penh and overthrow premier Pol Pot. The Hanoi...

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A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 0

A Henry Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. Of State Kissinger Press Conference – May 13, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. With the fall of Saigon and the War in Vietnam effectively over, new incidents popped up on the horizon that made some...

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975 0

The Bleed-Out – April 8, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – April 8, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection As the situation in Vietnam went from bad to worse to hopeless – the Pentagon was pressuring The White House to pressure Capitol Hill  to...

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‘The Military Has Lost Control Of The City’ – April 1, 1975

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Nightly News – April 1, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what was previously described as a strategic withdrawal of South Vietnamese forces from key provinces, became a rout as South Vietnamese soldiers abandoned weapons and...

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975 0

Youthquake In Congress – January 16, 1975

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – January 16, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection On this day in 1975, something was happening in the House of Representatives that hadn’t happened in living memory; rank and file Democrats voted to oust...

No Deal, No Friendly New Year Greeting – December 30, 1986 0

No Deal, No Friendly New Year Greeting – December 30, 1986

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS World News Roundup – December 30, 1986 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Only a year earlier, on December 30, 1985, President Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev exchanged warm New Years greetings and hopes for continued progress...

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Putting A Strain On The Constitution – August 4, 1973

Click on the link here for Audio Player- CBS Radio – The World This Week – Week ending August 4, 1973 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A week of drama, the week ending this August 4th in 1973. Supreme Court challenges to the War in Cambodia, and Senate Watergate Hearings....

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Earthquake In Peru – Excursion In Cambodia – June 2, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – June 2, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With reports slow to come in, news regarding the massive earthquake hitting Peru two days earlier painted a grim picture,guaranteed to get grimmer as the days went on. Initial...

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970 0

The Killing Of ‘Bums’ – May 4, 1970

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Nightly News – May 4, 1970 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Days earlier, on May 1st 1970, President Nixon was asked about the wave of Campus protests to the American excursion into Cambodia. Referring to the students protesting as “bums”,...

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May 1, 1961 – The Simmering Stew Called Southeast Asia

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – News On The Hour- May 1, 1961 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this First day of May in 1961 was probably more ominous in the long-run for events taking place in the future than seemingly of...